Sansom's artwork is an exploration of nature, storytelling, craft and design. Expressing a range of themes with drawing, printmaking and painting.
After studying Art and Design at TAFE Geelong (1993), Sansom lived in country Victoria where he was involved with Community theater, music and art making.
He also worked on set and costume design for dance theater and music - Wolfgang theater company and Chandrabhanu dance company - Academy of Indian arts (assistant to Geoffrey Goldie. Melbourne. 2019-2000).
After 3 years living in the UK he returned to Australia (2004) to develop an art and design portfolio. Currently located in the Northern Rivers of NSW.
More recent works include sketching in paint local beaches, cliffs and hinterland. From these field studies, which are often finished works in themselves, he has made some larger scale studio pieces.
This year sees the release of a body of print designs for silkscreen and lino-cut exploring a contemporary palette with minimalist approach to line drawing along side of a collection of stilllife paintings.
Sansom has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions, local and internationally, and he has garnered a string of awards along the way.
Grew up in Geelong.
Currently lives in Byron Bay.
La Ventana, Adliya, Kingdom of Bahrain,
12th March, 2016
Byron Bay, Australia
2020. Finalist. Boarder Art Prize, Tweed Heads National Gallery, 'Resilience'
2019 Finalist. Gallery 7 prize, finalist. Byron Bay.
2018. Finalist Boarder Art Prize, Tweed River National Gallery. Reclining Shoreline.
2017,Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 'Tallow Wood' (9th June 2017)
2016. Finalist, Border Art Prize Woompoo Fruit Dove. Tweed Regional Gallery, Qld
2016. Ocean Shores art Expo. ‘Banksia Branch’ and ‘Honeysuckle hill’ Acrylic on canvas
2016. Byron Bay Art Expo, Byron Community centre. ‘Olive Oriole’
2016. Finalist Boarder Art Prize, Tweed River National Gallery. ‘Woompoo Fruit Dove’
2014. Caldera art Expo, Tweed River National Gallery. ‘Coucal Pheasant at sunrise’
2013. Northern Rivers Portrait Awards. Lismore Regional Gallery. Portrait of George C Weir.
2009. Caldera Art Expo. The Centre Beaudesert. ‘Closed Forest of the Caldera’
Awards and Prizes
2019 Second place, Ocean Shores Art Expo, Grass trees at Dawn.
2018 Second place, Ocean Shores Art Expo, Bridge over Tallow creek.
2017 Third place, Tropical fruits gallery, Lismore. 'Reclining shoreline"
2017, Third place (acrylics and oils) Ocean Shores Art Expo, "Tallow Wood".
2016. First prize (Acrylic and oils) Ocean Shores art Expo. ‘Banksia Branch’
2012. Second place (Acrylics and oils) 'A Moonlit Summers Night'. Ocean Shores Art Expo
2011 First place 'The Zodiac Series'. Tropical Fruits Art Exhibition with Lismore Serpentine Gallery.
2009 First place, Caldera Art Expo 'Closed Forests of the Caldera’. Beaudesert Regional Gallery.
2013. Nature series published by Blue Island Press, in gift cards.
2015. Artworks and artists statement featured in editorial 'Acrylic Sachet Mixte Themes' France.
2017. The Zoc publishing house. Images and artist statement. Indiana USA.