Gloria Sampson started drawing as a child growing up in Montana. She and her family moved to Alaska when she was a teenager, and there her interest in art continued. It became the focal point of her life and source of her livelihood for many years as a fine artist and interior designer in the San Francisco Bay Area after she graduated with a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. She also took postgraduate classes at The University of California at Berkeley, and for many years was a student of George Post, one of California's premier watercolor artists and teachers. Her work has been included in museum exhibits in California, Washington state, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, as well as in a gallery in New York City. Her paintings have been purchased by numerous corporations, including the Bradley Company, the Columbus Museum, Dean Day Smith, Coca Cola, Knight Ridder Newspapers, Mead Paper Company, and Pratt and Whitney.
Pictured below is an article in the September-October issue of
"Southwest Georgia Living" magazine in which Mrs. Sampson is the featured artist.
Paintings by Gloria Sampson (Click on images to enlarge)