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Originally from Shropshire, Sam Cartman now lives and works in Dumfries and Galloway.

He trained in Cumbria College of Arts and Design from 1998 to 2001 achieving an Honours Degree in Fine Art , having completing a Foundation Course in Art and Design in Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology.

Sam Cartman's ideas for work are shaped by image and composition. His subject matter starts as a personal choice from simply looking at things. This serves as a basis for his involvement with the paint and from then on, he lets his interaction with the paint take over. This process allows Sam to show in his paintings, something of the place he is in, whether it's the landscape of Shropshire, or more recently, the urban environment of Glasgow and the landscapes of the West Coast.


2013 Mabel Mackinlay Award at the RGI Annual Exhibition
2009 Nairn Open Art Competition

Recent Solo Exhibitions

2013 Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly
2012 Wall Space Gallery, Montrose
2011 Of the Land, The Meffan Gallery, Forfar
2010 House for an Art Lover

Selected Mixed Exhibitions
Cabinet Exhibition, RGI Kelly Gallery
Royal Scottish Academy Open Annual Exhibition
Stirling Smith Gallery (joint show with Patricia Cain)
Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition
Nairn Open Art Competition 2011
A Sense of Place, Wall Projects, Montrose
Summer Exhibition, Crinan Gallery
John Green Fine Art Summer Exhibition
Society of Scottish Artists Exhibition, Edinburgh
Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition 2010
Bristol Art Fair, Carina Haslam Art
Roger Billcliffe Summer Show
John Green Fine Art
Nairn Open Art Competition 2010
Red Barn Gallery, Cumbria
Kilmorack Gallery
Glasgow Art Fair
Crinan Gallery

"There is a poetic sparseness to Cartmanís paintings of wide open spaces, in the skies or the sculpted buildings which look as if they have been there for all time". (Jan Patience, The Glasgow Herald)

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