Gary Sams was born in Carlshalton, Surrey. Moving further south to Poole, Dorset when he was 5 years old, he now lives in Alicante, Spain.
When he was 19, he attended the Arts Institute in Bournemouth from the years 1994-97 where he studied Illustration, learning a variety of techniques and mediums.
Gary Sams's biggest aim in painting is to touch someone on a deeper more personal level and evoke a more powerful response much like a beautiful piece of music. Living in Spain is a constant source of inspiration, which feeds through to Gary Sams's work, reflecting the sharpness of the light and the bright and vivid colours.