I am an artist for hire. I would love to create illustrations, murals, paintings or items of handmade loveliness for you.
Samantha is an award-winning artist and performer. She writes, illustrates and paints in a light-filled studio in Fremantle. She works with children across the State to create community artworks and books filled with magic and wild adventures of the imaginary kind.
Her artwork is fuelled by sugar and reflects the joyous colour play of childhood. Colour is her second language and she has recently returned to acrylics, relishing making big expressive marks on canvas.
“When colours are vibrating on the canvas, making electricity together, that is when I am at my happiest. Getting so lost in the story appearing on my canvas that I dip my brushesinto my tea - that is truly magic” HUGHES
Samantha’s work explores story through mark making. She loves strong characters and modern fables. She is very definitely a cat person, and is often drawn to exploring the sinuous forms and personalities of different cat friends through bold lines, vibrant colour and expressive marks.
She is the Director of Inkling Art Space in Fremantle and divides her time between making art with children, teaching illustration at Curtin University and important Cat Lady business.