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Student Stories: Drawing Year Alumnus Sam Marshall

The Prince's Drawing School Blog

Printmaker and painter Sam Marshall was a Drawing Year student from 2006-7. In the run-up to the Drawing Year 2014-15 application deadline we share her story about studying at The Prince’s Drawing School and how it affected her practice in the long-term…

I studied Fine Art in the 1990’s before coming to The Prince’s Drawing School. I was passionate about painting and drawing when I first arrived at art school, but my tutors at the time encouraged me to pursue a more conceptual path and I ended up making short films and documentaries. At the end of my four years, I felt totally confused and disillusioned with art and art school. As a consequence I backed away from it totally and embarked on a career in the media industry, making adverts and pop promos.

After a while though, I felt creatively stuck and stumbled across The Prince’s Drawing School whilst in Shoreditch one day; I picked up a prospectus and immediately signed…

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A surreal painter by nature, my creative artwork has evolved from my feelings and dreams. Benefitting from a mixed media approach it has incorporated surrealism, sculpture, animation, humour, illustration, the exploration of alternative realities and automatic painting.

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