Sam’s Georgia roots grow generations deep on both sides of his family tree. He was raised the son of a Methodist preacher, spending his youth moving from town to town across Northeast Georgia. From an early age he was encouraged to play music and make art and continues to do both with great enthusiasm.
He graduated from the University of Georgia with a fine art major in 1981 and later received an MFA from The University of Texas, Austin in 1985.
Sam has had numerous exhibitions of his paintings in Georgia and New York where he currently resides with his wife Tara.