Helen McCullagh

Samantha Dennison

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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.

Pearl Vase and Blue Egg
Pearl Vase and Blue Egg

35 x 35 cm Oil on Canvas $1400

Still Life with Pear Blossom
Still Life with Pear Blossom

100 x 100 cm Oil on Canvas $4800

Still LIfe with Figs
Still LIfe with Figs

100 x 90 cm Oil on Canvas $4500

Ripe Fig Still Life
Ripe Fig Still Life

50 x 50 cm Oil on Canvas $2100

Speckle Jug and Pearl Vase
Speckle Jug and Pearl Vase

50 x 50 cm Oil on Canvas $2100

Speckle Jug and Leucadendron
Speckle Jug and Leucadendron

70 x 70 cm Oil on Canvas $3200

Speckle Jug, Bowl and Eggs
Speckle Jug, Bowl and Eggs

70 x 70 cm Oil on Canvas $3200

Pomegranate and the Streaky Bay Op Shop Jug
Pomegranate and the Streaky Bay Op Shop Jug

40 x 40 cm Oil on Canvas $1600

Pomegrante and White Bottle Still Life
Pomegrante and White Bottle Still Life

40 x 40 cm Oil on Canvas $1600

Pomegranate and Mels Speckle Bowl
Pomegranate and Mels Speckle Bowl

50 x 50 cm Oil on Canvas $2100

Samantha Dennison

Biography

 

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.