Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. – Pablo Picasso

Samantha James is a Cotswold based artist living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Born into in a highly creative family, her father Richard Wills, also a professional artist, inspired Sam to follow her passion and his footsteps.

Her contemporary art style focuses on using colour and oil on canvas to capture the moods, emotions and personalities of her subjects. Sam accepts commissions and is happy to create pet portraits from photographs, or meet in person if local to Cheltenham. Notable work include horse portraits for a local prominent breeder.

Sam runs popular art classes and workshops for all ages from her beautiful Leckhampton home (advance booking is advisable). She also undertakes specialist art commissions, including corporate work such as creating bespoke Christmas cards or digitally enhancing your images.