Classic design meets contemporary style on the London streets of Sam Ellis, where route masters beetles and minis jostle for position under the shadow of Big Ben. Sam’s vintage vehicles feature intricate designs, vivid colours, and a strong sense of energy and movement. She has chosen some of the great pioneering designs of the last century for her tributes, and her modern and stylish takes on these masterpieces look set to become classics in their own right.
Young and brimming with inspiration and energy, Samantha has forged a highly individual approach which has grown and changed into a loose, dynamic and recognisable style, perfectly suited to her fun and funky subject matter. Working mainly from a combination of photographic reference and her own vivid imagination, she may create a representation of a real place on occasion, while another image may combine scenes and play around with the composition; she herself describes this process as “letting loose and having fun”.
Born in Northampton in 1992, Samantha now lives and works in Cambridgeshire. She has her studio in her home as this is where she feels the most relaxed which is hugely important to her when she paints. She was interested in art from a young age and always had the confidence to do her own thing. After completing an art foundation course, she decided to go it alone and teach herself to paint, and what began as a hobby has quickly developed into a full time, and extremely successful occupation. Her premier UK collection marked a landmark in her career and she has become one of the UK’s most exciting rising stars.