Samantha Matthews


Cape Town, South Africa


Samantha Matthews, born in Johannesburg in 1993, is a portraiture artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Rhodes University in 2016, achieving a distinction for her graduate exhibition ‘Blood Flood’. Since graduating, she has been working full time as a commission-based portraiture artist in Cape Town. She has created works of beloved family members, friends and pets for the past six years – beginning in her early university days – and her work is now on display in local and international homes. Samantha specialises in both oil painting and pencil work, and her work is admired for its gentle captivation of the personality and character of the subject at hand.
In 2018, Samantha is departing from her portraits and moving towards the creation of personal works, works that tantalize her senses and represent her relationship to the medium of paint. Her works are soon to be represented by The Gallery of Riebeek-Kasteel, situated out in the winelands of the Western Cape.


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