Beautiful Oil Paintings of Animals by Sam Dolman

Sam Dolman (Artist)
Beautiful Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

Animal Paintings

About the Artist
Art wasn’t something I just discovered.  It has been a part of my life from a very early age.  My mum has always been passionate about painting and my dad has enjoyed a career as an Opera singer.

I was born in Scunthorpe, England in 1980.  I painted and drew throughout my childhood but went on to study accountancy, achieving my degree in 2002. After experiencing the business world for a few years, I decided that this was not the life for me. I then spent a period traveling Europe, before settling in Southern Spain and it was during this time that I began to pursue Art as a possible career path.

Hence I am essentially a self taught artist.  My first paintings were of African sculptures and were sold at a local market in Spain.  It was here that I began to take portrait commissions.  Later, inspired by the scenery in Spain, I began to paint contemporary style landscapes, which helped me to get acquainted with the medium of oil paints.  I sold over one hundred of these landscapes and seascapes worldwide.

In 2005 I returned to England, settling in Sheffield.  The focus of my work changed again at this point, as I became inspired by the Peak District and in particular it’s inhabitants! It was purely accidental that I stumbled across some cows whilst out photographing the landscape.  It was also my first real encounter with these animals, hence I didn’t know whether to run away or offer them grass!  I soon became very fond of cows and they became my most common subject.  I have since branched out from cows, discovering other animals as subjects and am always seeking new inspiration to broaden my artistic horizons.

Recently I have introduced figurative paintings to my work.  I always try to capture the person or animal as I see it.  I think there is some comical element to a lot of nature and I try to highlight this in many of my paintings.

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Article by James Day

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