top of page

SAMANTHA DENNISON
ASSOCIATED ARTIST

​My still life oil paintings reflect my search for space and stillness. The arrangements of flowers and objects in my work are collected from my daily surroundings: some from our garden, others gifted or collected during sanctioned raids on the gardens of friends, or from within my eclectic assortment of op shop objects and contemporary handmade ceramics. My focus on still life began when my children were young and I was surrounded by the domestic. I found taking moments of quiet contemplation to arrange and paint my subjects help me to move though the noise of family life. My paintings offer endless moments of quiet and calm.

Samantha Dennison

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS

 

Samantha Dennison paints from her home studio in Albany, on the South Coast of Western Australia. She makes contemporary realist still life oil paintings of treasured objects and flowers she collects from neighbours, friends and her general daily surroundings. Her quiet and considered paintings are concerned with space, seasonality and changes in light as the year progresses.

Samantha studied Art Education at Edith Cowan University and worked as a high school Art Teacher from 1990 until 2006. In 2003 Samantha held her first solo exhibition of landscape oil paintings at Gallows Gallery, WA.

In 2012, Samantha, her husband and three young daughters swapped life in the city of Perth for living in Albany, and since then Samantha has concentrated on still life painting. 

Samantha has been a Finalist in the 2018 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award and the 2016 Albany Art Prize. She won the Painting Prize and Popular Choice Award in the 2015 Great Southern Art Award, and in 2014 she won the Popular Choice Award, together with Highly Commended in the Career Development section.

Samantha Dennison is represented by Linton & Kay Galleries and exhibits at Yallingup Galleries and A K Bellinger Gallery, NSW.

EDUCATION
2011 Graduate Certificate Literacy Education Edith Cowan University
1990 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Art) Edith Cowan University
1989 Bachelor of Arts (Education) Edith Cowan University


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 Shape and Space, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth WA
New Paintings, A K Bellinger Gallery, Inverell NSW
2020 On the Road, Linton and Kay Galleries
New Paintings, A K Bellinger Gallery
2019 Flora, Linton and Kay Galleries
New Paintings, A K Bellinger Gallery
2017 Across the Road and Around the Corner, Linton and Kay Galleries
2015 Conversations, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA
2003 Escape, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park WA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 False Machine, Jennings Kerr Gallery, Robertson NSW
Incognito Art Show, Sydney
Interconnected, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW
2021 Women of the West, Linton and Kay Galleries
Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
2020 Light and Shade, Linton and Kay Galleries
Joondalup Invitation Art Prize
2019 Water: Above and Below, Linton and Kay Galleries
A Great Big Christmas Exhibition, Part 2, A K Bellinger Gallery
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
Great Southern Art Award, Albany
The Alternative Archive, MIX Artists, Albany
2018 Christmas Exhibition, Part 2, A K Bellinger Gallery
Women of the West, Linton and Kay Galleries
2017 Women of Wildflowers, Linton and Kay Galleries
Hyper-Botanica, Gallerysmith, Melbourne VIC
Trophy, MIX Artists, PIAF Great Southern Festival, Albany
2016 Artist Open House Fremantle
City of Albany Art Prize
Square, MIX Artists Inc, PIAF Great Southern Festival, Albany
2015 Fleurt, Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney
Great Southern Art Award, Albany


AWARDS
2021 Finalist Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
2020 Finalist Joondalup Invitation Art Prize
2019 Popular Choice Award Great Southern Art Award
2018 Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
2016 Finalist City of Albany Art Prize
2015 Painting Prize Great Southern Art Award
Popular Choice Award Great Southern Art Award
2014 Popular Choice Award Great Southern Art Award
Highly Commended Great Southern Art Award
2003 Highly Commended Leonora Art Award
2002 Highly Commended City of Melville Art Awards
2001 Acrylic Painting Prize City of Melville Art Awards
2001 Highly Commended City of Gosnells Art Awards
1998 Highly Commended Albany Art Prize


COLLECTIONS
Royal Perth Hospital Collection
Private Collections Australia and Overseas


REPRESENTATION
Linton and Kay Galleries
Allison K Bellinger Gallery

bottom of page