Michael Sampson

My paintings are done in series. Working in a series allows deeper exploration of concepts and themes. Generally a series will take a year to complete, and once completed I have the freedom to start over again. This helps to keep my paintings fresh and also gives me an opportunity to try new techniques and processes.

Though I work in series, one constant is my fascination with the figure. My paintings are certainly abstract, but I inject my abstractions with figurative elements. In the past I have used the silhouette (shadow portrait) as part of my process to bring the figure into my work, and in recent years I have been producing drawings and paintings directly from the model. My drawings from the figure serve as blueprints for my paintings and focus on the body either in pose or in movement.

 
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Look forward to a two person show in June 2018 at the Gallery with Michael Sampson and Rachel Philipson


3 Graces

Oil and paint stick on canvas, 36"x48"
$2800

Gretchen Woods 2

Oil and paint stick on canvas, 42"x42"
$2800

Julia 1

Oil and paint stick on paper, 12"x16"
$400

Julie Montreal 2

Oil and paint stick on canvas, 42"x42"
$2800

Gretchen 6

Oil and paint stick on canvas, 20"x20"
$500

Holly Joy 1

Oil and paint stick on paper, 16"x12"
$400

Julia 2 

Oil and paint stick on paper, 12"x16"
$400

Julie Montreal 3 

Oil and paint stick on canvas, 36"x48"
$2800

Gretchen Woods 1

Oil and paint stick on canvas, 42"x42"
$2800

Holly Joy 2

Oil and paint stick on paper, 12"x16"
$400

Julie Montreal 1

Oil and paint stick on canvas, 36"x36"
$2400

Melis Summer 

Oil and paint stick on paper, 9"x12"
$400


New Members Show: October 2016

Denueville / Sampson / Larkin 2016
Featuring the work of new members Erin DeneuvilleSusan C. Larkin, and Michael Sampson. All three artists venture into different territories in their practice, but hold a similar bond in their observation of form. Deneuville’s realist paintings are modern representational portraits, nudes, the still life, and interiors; Larkin’s photographs look closely at plants, insects, and hands; and Sampson’s abstract paintings are created directly from the figure.


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