CAPPS, Samuel 'Sam' Ronald

1929 - ?

Sam Capps

Born at Mutford, Suffolk in 1929, son of James Stanley Capps (1894-1967) and his wife Fanny née Welham (1896-1968), who married at Mutford in 1917. 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. He has always felt a compulsion to draw and paint from an early age and has retained an interest in art all his life. Whilst producing works in oils and pastels, he has turned his attention to watercolour, pencil or pen & ink painting. Within the last 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 around him, he tries to convey 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).

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