Sam tells us what makes him most invigorated about his art work; “Freedom is the greatest part of my work. As a self made artist, being capable of freely expressing myself through any available means is the greatest thing”. Sam explored many different arts and crafts before finding his path in beach art, though many may not understand what beach art truly is, and how it differs from other kinds of art; “First, the beach is my living studio. The weather, the tide, the waves, the light continuously create opportunities and challenges to my work and dictates the rhythm of my inspiration. Improvised creativity is my motto, I am not used to program ahead what I am going to do”, Sam explains.
Sam is also an avid and talented photographer. While his artworks fade with the rising tides, his exclusive pieces are available only to the well-timed observer, yet he stresses that a photograph lasts forever. Sam tells us how he would climb across the coasts and on the surrounding hilltops to find the perfect light and perspective to capture his pieces. When asked how his art ‘gets on’ with nearby bathers, he responds: