Sam Dolman

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Sam Dolman

United Kingdom

I have always been a keen artist and animals have featured in my paintings from an early age.  Growing up on a small holding I was surrounded by animals and my love for them has grown stronger and stronger.

 Nature provides me with a constant source of inspiration.  I often spend considerable time with the animals I paint; they all have unique personalities which I try to capture in oil paints.

 I work very slowly, my paintings are usually worked on over several months to allow drying in between different layers.  Nowadays I paint entirely on wood.  I use synthetic and sable brushes, carefully blending each brushstroke into the next to create a very smooth finish. 

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