Sam Cartman (b. 197*) is a Scottish landscape artist known for his bold paintings of wild Scotland, combined with echoes of human habitation and industry. Daring planes of colour, scratched and drawn marks define his carefully honed, dynamic and supremely balanced compositions. In the world of contemporary Scottish painting his work truly stands on its own.

 

“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.