Jeremy Sams

Jeremy Sams, A New Day Dawning, 24x30, acrylic

Jeremy Sams, New Reflections, 30x40, acrylic

Jeremy Sams, Morning Meditation, 24x30, acrylic

Jeremy Sams, Blueridge Grazing, 16x20, acrylic

Jeremy Sams, Appalachian Sun Kissed, 16x20, acrylic

Jeremy Sams, Watauga Lights, 22x28, acrylic

Jeremy Sams, Keep on the Sunny Side, 20x24, acrylic

Jeremy Sams, Catching Dinner, 10x20, acrylic

Jeremy Sams, Autumn Lights, 24x30, acrylic

Jeremy Sams is an award winning representational artist residing in Archdale, NC. He was born in 1977 and his childhood consisted of spending lots of time in the woods of the Uwharrie Mountains and playing in and along the banks of the Uwharrie River in the southwestern portion of Randolph County, NC. He became interested in art at a very early age and his love for painting sparked a new change in his life and the beginning of a career.

Jeremy’s primary subject matter is landscapes. In 2011 he was introduced to painting en plein air. Jeremy’s personal inspirations come mostly from the play of light and atmosphere and their effects on objects and landscapes. “I’m most often moved by the dance of light and shadow in a scene along with the varying color temperatures in the atmosphere that fills the space between the object and myself.”

His most favorite areas of subject matter are the rolling hills and mountains of North Carolina along with its waterways, and special array of trees and meadows. It’s not uncommon to see Jeremy with his outdoor easel set up on the side of the road or on a river bank somewhere with brush in hand.

“I try with every finished work to maintain the integrity of the scene, while at the same time, breathing life into it. The challenge is often not to recreate every little detail, but to merely offer a suggestion so as to not lose the primary focus. If I can do this and achieve a desired emotional reaction within the viewer, then I consider it a successful painting.” 

~ Jeremy Sams



Selected Exhibitions + Awards + Collections
2016: Featured Painter, ARTWALK, Michigan Artists Gallery, Traverse City, MI
2015: Italian Residency: San Casciano
2015: Art in America on Tour, curated by Julie Torres, featuring work by one artist from each of the 50 states, The Satellite Show, Miami, FL; Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Clinton, SC
2015: This Land, 5-person exhibition, Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH
2015: “Scapes,” Roan + Black, Saugatuck, MI
2015: “Small Works” group exhibition, Tvedten Fine Arts, Harbor Springs, MI
2015: Painting Leelanau: 5th Annual, Old Art Building, Leland
2015:“Figural”, BLK MRKT, Traverse City
2014: Italian residency: Rome, Florence, Assisi
2014: Best in Show: Leland Air
2013: “Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes,” group exhibition and full color book; Dennos Museum Center
2013: Solo exhibition: Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2013: Best in Show: Leland Air, plein air event, Leland
2012: 4th place, Northwest Michigan Regional Exhibition, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City
2012: Painting Leelanau: 2nd Annual, Old Art Building, Leland
2011: Interpreting Leelanau: Exhibit at the Old Art Building, Leland, MI
2011: Group Landscape Exhibit, Water Street Gallery
2010: Landscape Exhibition, Water Street Gallery
2009: “The Saugatuck Dunes: Artists Respond to a Freshwater Landscape”,  full color book
2009: American Places + Spaces, Water Street Gallery
2009: Chicago Salon: One-Person Exhibition
2009: One-Person Exhibition: Mezzanine Gallery, Cleveland
2009: His, Hers and Theirs: Exhibition with Royce Deans showing individual work
as well as collaborative series at Gallery Fifty, Traverse City
2009: Ann Arbor Salon: One-Person Exhbition
2008: Nature Interpreted, Group Exhibition, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008: Art in Embassies program collection, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
2008: Sky & Water, Group Exhibition, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2007: Jon Stryker private collection, Kalamazoo, MI
2006: Northwest Michigan Regional Exhibition, Dennos Museum, Traverse City
2004: 1st Place, 24th Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2004: One-Person Exhibition, Michigan Artists Gallery, Suttons Bay, MI
2002: One-Person Exhibition, Water Street Gallery
2002: One-Person Exhibition, Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor, MI
2001: Honorable Mention, Int’l Society of Experimental Artists,  Dennos Museum
2001: Honorable Mention: Oils & Acrylics, A Juried Show,Traverse Area Arts Council
2001: Group Exhibition, Landscapes of Community, Dennos Museum Center
2000: Group Exhibition, Seven, Parallel Arts Gallery, Northport, MI
2000: Landscapes of Community, Group Exhibition, Dennos Museum Center
1998: Second Place: All-Media Show, Traverse Area Arts Council
1996: First Place: All-Media Show, Traverse Area Arts Council
1996: Regional Exhibition, Dennos Museum, Juror: MaryAnn Wilkinson, DIA

BFA in Painting from Indiana University, currently living in Leelanau County in Traverse City, Michigan.


Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm


Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 27 – October 3, 2021

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.