SAM CARTMAN (b. 197*) is a Scottish landscape-artist known for his bold paintings of wild Scotland -often with an abandoned building or forgotten road; and combined with a daring use of plains of colour and carefully honed compositions. His work stands in its own important place within contemporary Scottish painting.


“SAM CARTMAN’s paintings show the beauty of the natural world; hills, woods and streams, with reminders that people once inhabited these places. There might be a deserted road or an abandoned building. These are faded things, like a memory caught and then lost. Cartman’s exquisite compositions, and his expanses of colour and texture take the paintings to a place that will not fade.”
Tony Davidson, Director of Kilmorack Gallery


Sam Cartman was born in Shropshire and attended art School in the north of England. He now lives and works from his studio in the Scottish borders.