Sampson is a local figurative artist whose illuminating works on
un-stretched and un-primed canvas have gained him a national acclaim
from private and institutional art collectors. Sampson uses acrylic
paints; his vigorous brush strokes pulsate with rhythm and energy.
Sampson explores jazz melodies in the most exuberant paintings of
musicians and dancers. His goal is for his figurative portrayals
“to emote, touch and move you to the center of it all.”
Another reoccurring theme in Samson’s work is the dominant
male figure, done in epic and heroic scale, exuding pride and dignity.
In 1997 Sampson was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to create a painting
for their award winning ad campaign. Absolut Sampson has been a
part of a traveling collection that has made stops in many major
cities. Sampson also produced a series of monotypes titled “Critical
Discoveries” for which he received recognition from Washington