Sam is an internationally collected emerging UK artist, working in acrylic. She gained her Fine Art BA Hons from U.C.E. in 2001.
Both her figurative and abstract paintings have a contemporary feel - colourful and engaging, upbeat and often rich with narrative.
Weeks' fine art paintings are personal and authentic, yet have a universal resonance.
Sam is a founding member of United Artists of South Birmingham, and is available for commissions and collaborations.
Whether painting an abstract or figurative piece, my practice is intuitive and process-led. I usually start a painting with no specific outcome in mind, feeling my way with the paint and various mark-making tools, allowing the process to guide me. I use brushes, yes, but also scrapers, scratching implements, rollers, a detail sander, even cutlery! Anything I can find that will apply or remove paint, is fair game. And I always have a stack of self-printed papers on hand to incorporate, adding layers of texture and history to the surface, as I go. I consider myself, first and foremost, an abstract artist, who sometimes uses figurative work to convey meaning or a story.
My preferred medium is acrylic paint, for to its immediacy and compatibility with many other media. My studio, a 10' x 14' wooden shed at the end of my garden, is my sanctuary, my laboratory, my soul's true home. In there. with my music or the radio on to keep me company, I commit fully to expressing my innermost thoughts and ideas, through paint, to those who would look and listen. Art is communication - it has a story or poem to tell, each painting a new stanza or paragraph, each series a new chapter.