Hi, I'm Sam!
As a creative kid working in an art shop I was painting up a storm and having way too much fun to call it work. So I took myself off to interiors school and worked 3 jobs at once. Heaps fun. Luckily, the creative kid won out and Hey Stella was born, bringing bright, bold and beautiful art and design to much-loved homes.
Painting, for me, is a brave release of self; storytelling through colour, form and even written words. The very beginnings of putting marks onto canvas is refreshing - I start new adventures with each new canvas and I revel in a chance to break design rules. The resolution of a piece becomes more challenging and that much more engaging when the rules are visually questioned.
My inspiration sources are limitless as I view our world as a smorgasbord of stories. From movies to music, fashion to feelings, strangers to self. I am a sponge soaking inspiration through to the core. Even when something dark or daunting inspires, my goal is to always express some light and positivity. There is no doubt that to see something of beauty is to feel instantly exalted, and to share that spirit with the world through art is a privilege.
YOU'LL LOVE OUR STUFF
Our Paper Prints are high quality, quality inks are used and all designs are printed on matte 280gsm paper stock (A3 prints are on 260gsm). All our prints are posted in a rigid mailing envelope and are encased in a plastic sleeve with cardboard backing.
Be sure to check out our best-selling Block Prints that can sit, lean or hang in singles or an array of multiples - vertical, horizontal, square or random. And stay tuned for new-look cushions coming to cosy up a couch near you soon!
ORIGINALS + COMMISSIONS
To purchase Original Artwork please CONTACT Sam.
We do offer Commissions however are not taking further commissions at this time. If you would like to be placed on the Wait List please CONTACT Sam.
Thank you for being here, looking, purchasing and supporting us at Hey Stella.
Sam & the team.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PRODUCTIONS:
2014 - Pop Goes the Easel, Sunset Gallery, Port Macquarie
2013 - View From Here, Sunset Gallery, Port Macquarie
2013 - Eclectic Collective, Long Point Vineyard, Lake Cathie
2012 - Come on Geelong, In.cube8r Gallery, Geelong
2012 - In as Many Words, Art Me Gallery, Online
2012 - Hey Hey Stella, In.cube8r Gallery, Mosman
2012 - More than Wine, Gemelli Estate, Pokolbin
2012 - Handmade Heart, In.cube8r Gallery, Fitzroy
2011 - War n Waters, I Heart Gallery, Newtown
2011 - The Love of all Things, Momentz Gallery, Port Macquarie
GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PRODUCTIONS:
2010 - Tastings of the Hastings, Long Point Vineyard, Lake Cathie
2009 - Artists Market Co-operative, VUE Café (Rydges), Port Macquarie
AWARDS / WORKSHOPS / OTHER PROJECTS:
2009, WINNER - Tastings of the Hastings, Long Point Vineyard
2009, Workshop - Colour Conidence, Lucja Ray, Port Macquarie
2009, COMMENDED - Port Macquarie Art Society Easter Art Exhibition, Street Art
MORE ABOUT SAMANTHA :: WWW.SAMANTHACLARK.COM.AU