SAMANTHA PARKHOUSE (b. 1995, London, United Kingdom) is a contemporary portrait painter, living and working in London. She graduated with a BA in Painting from the University of Edinburgh in 2017, having previously studied at City and Guilds London Art School and Sotheby’s in New York.
Samantha started her career winning the Turner Contemporary Prize in 2012, hanging her work in the Turner Contemporary, Margate. She went on to hold 2 sold out solo exhibitions in Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London and has been part of a collection of mixed exhibitions in Edinburgh and London.
Most recently, Samantha has exhibited in the Royal Academy in the 250th anniversary of the Summer Exhibition, having her most famous work ‘Fortitude’ 2018 (part of her ‘Cancer Series’) curated by Grayson Perry alongside a Hockney. In the same year, the whole series was exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy.