Samantha Barnes Artist

Samantha Barnes


Hello, I'm Sam.

My North Star is Observational Drawing,

I make works that invite lightness into our homes - an interesting line, an unexpected subject matter, humour and the 'slightly bonkers' are all very much part of my portfolio - along with a gorgeous aesthetic which is tip-top of the list..

We live in Suffolk, not far from the sea, my studio is in a secret part of the garden, it's a wonderful haven and clients love to visit me here.

In the summer months I run Drawing events and one-off art shows in my studio, in the winter months I work online delivering guided drawing events which are wonderful engaging, fun and inviting.

Last summer we bought a vintage caravan (called Bertha). She is more of a caravan-shop than a camping affair. We adore her - and so do those that meet us out on the road or follow our story over on socials.

It's lovely to meet you and I'm thrilled to be part of this special Holly & Co world.

Sam x

The story behind the business
Meet Samantha Barnes

I’ve been painting, drawing, and printmaking for nearly 30 years.

Career highlights include opening my own art gallery in Clapham Common in the early 00's, solo exhibitions in Harrods, regular sales of paintings to far flung places, dalliances with broadcasting and most importantly a treasured list of wonderful, happy clients.

Community & creativity in others is important to me. I offer Guided Drawing Sessions to help others and reconnect with the power of pencil and paper, I particularly love working with people that haven't drawn for years, decades even. I work with my partner Carl in delivering online events - he is brilliant with a camera.

We have two very-nearly grown up children and one ageing dog, Barney who is the apple of our family eye.

founder Credentials

  • 50s Plus Founder
  • Female Founded Business


Samantha Barnes

35 Portland Crescent



IP12 4DZ

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