1929 - ?

Sam Capps

Samuel Ronald Capps, was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 30 June 1929, son of James Stanley Capps (1893-1967), a railway engineer, and his wife Fanny née Welham (1895-1968), who married at Mutford, Suffolk in 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 Art during the late 1940's, but is largely 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 past few years, his paintings have developed a humorous aspect and are becoming more caricaturists in style and his art is an ongoing, 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 lives 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 at their annual art shows and has published 'Characters at Large' (2002).

Works by This Artist