1929 - ?

Sam Capps

Samuel Ronald Capps was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 30 June 1929, son of James Capps (6 April 1893-1967), a railway engineer, and his wife Fanny Damaris née Welham (12 February 1895-1968), who married at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 28 March 1917 and in 1939 were living at 27 Jacob Street, Lowestoft. Sam Capps is a local artist who, as a part time student, briefly attended the Lowestoft School of Arts and Crafts during the late 1940s but is self-taught. Sam has always felt a compulsion to draw and paint and always retained an interest in art. Whilst producing works in oils and pastels, he turned his attention to watercolour, pencil, and pen & ink painting. Over the years, his paintings have developed a humorous aspect and became more caricaturists in style and his art is an ever-changing journey, full of surprises and excitement. Drawing from his own experiences and observations of the world, he conveys the slightly comical side of life in an amusing but gentle manner. He married at Lothingland, Suffolk in 1954, Phyllis M. Gooch and they live at 10 Orford Drive, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Sam has been a member of the Oulton Broad Art Circle and of the Beccles Society of Artists and holds the 'Frank Forward' Award for the Best water colour painting at the 1997 and 2001 Summer Exhibitions and exhibits regularly with both these groups and has published 'Characters at Large' (2002).

Works by This Artist