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Hello

Thank you for visiting my site.

I’m an artist and love to make work that lifts spirits.

Drawing is a biggie for me, especially people and animals. I love to observe and and once I spot something of interest, I squirrel it down in my sketchbook for future use.

I have three dinners on one plate as an artist. My own work, drawings, paintings and prints which I sell via galleries and my website, alongside a successful business making contemporary paintings of dogs. My third dinner is sharing my passion for Creativity and then crucially, selling your stuff and making money from your passion.

My dogs enjoy their own page at ipaintdogs and flourished in 2017 from being an uber doglover myself. I’m chuffed to have a stack of great testimonials on my trustpilot page.

Encouraging others to do something creative is important to me. You don’t need to be an artist to enjoy the arts, it’s all in the having a go. This year I’m on a mission to offer more workshops, some involve getting down and dirty drawing, painting & printmaking - others about marketing them. To hear more about these, simple add your name to my mailing list and you will be the first to hear as the dates are released.

My blog, Bloom Creatively brings you interesting posts about making your own artwork, then crucially selling them. Also about places and people that I find as I go about my life.

I’m a bit of a regular on BBC Radio Suffolk, and am seriously considering doing a podcast.

I live in Suffolk with my husband Carl, our two children and one woofer called Barney, who really should be better behaved.

Email me on info@samanthabarnes.co.uk, I’m great for a natter.

Samantha