Samantha van Dalen
About Samantha van Dalen
Samantha studied the history of art as part of her degree at the University of Bordeaux but she is in fact self taught. Upon the death of her father, Samantha began painting as a way of dealing with her grief. One of the first paintings she made was of her deceased father and that completely from memory and without even looking at a photograph. Samantha's paintings are inspired by dreams and the spirit world and many, if not all of her portraits are in fact spirits who have visited her while she sleeps. Samantha has sold her work to collectors in the US and the UK. She accepts commissions but only rarely.
Samantha studied French, Philosophy and Business at the University of Bordeaux, France.