Samantha Greenhill has been interested in art from early childhood being particularly taken with the illustrations in a copy of Aesop’s fables.
At the age of eight she moved from London to Bournemouth, instilling a deep love of the sea. After deciding against going to art college she followed her dream to travel became a croupier and worked firstly in London and then on the cruise ships out of Miami sailing around the Caribbean.
Samantha Greehill: “When I paint, I feel and experience the world around me on a much deeper level. This helps me to explore, understand and ultimately feel a close connection to my subject and the world around me. When I am not at my easel, I enjoy being in the countryside, at the beach or practicing yoga. I am inspired by life – I love light and colour, especially the way they interact to describe a subject. My aim is to capture the wonder that I feel at the sheer beauty and perfection in nature.”
On returning back to Bournemouth, she studied an A Level Art course at night school. Samantha Greenhill had just started to sell some paintings and taking on commissions when she became ill with M.E. Once on the road to recovery, the first thing she did was to resume painting and to take up yoga, both of which have helped to rebuild her life.