I started adult life in the world of engineering and electronics, but the discovery of photography in my early 20’s changed my life. Upon returning from technical assignments abroad, I quit my job and wound up working as a studio assistant to a highly successful commercial photographer. Ultimately, I landed in advertising and eventually embarked on a career as a freelance writer/designer.  During this time I also attended the Philadelphia College of Art and subsequently the Instituto des Belles Artes in San Miguel Allende, Mexico.  While continuing my writing career, a deep and abiding love of the visual arts led me to expand my own horizons into artistic expression via digital imaging.

Currently I live on Salt Spring Island, on the west coast of Canada, and take full advantage of the special nature of the place to expand my perception. As an avid kayaker, an occasional traveler, a keen birder and a lover of all things outdoors great and small, I am exposed to a wide variety of both natural and man-made influences which eventually find their way into my work.

Shows and Exhibitions

Photosynthesis 2015, ArtSpring Gallery, Salt Spring Island, 26 August-08 September 2015

“Impressions of Hawaii,” two-person show (with Maureen Milburn), Harbour House Hotel, 01-30 June, 2015

“The Shoreline Project,” two-person show (with Maureen Milburn), Harbour House Hotel, 28 May-30 June, 2014

“The Shoreline Project,” two-person show (with Maureen Milburn), ArtSpring lobby, 01-30 April 2014

“Wind Erosion with Shell,” image selected for the “Small Art~Big Impact” Show (juried), Manhattan            Arts International on-line gallery, 18 Dec 2013-18 February 2014

Photosynthesis 2013, ArtSpring Gallery, Salt Spring Island, August-September 2013

“Behind the Masque: A Glimpse of Venice,” Harbour House Hotel, 01-30 June 2013

“Distinctly Digital,” group show (juried), Coast Collective, Victoria, BC, 03-12 May 2013

Photosynthesis 2012, ArtSpring Gallery, Salt Spring Island, August-September 2012

“Behind the Masque: Two Views of Venice,” two-person show (with Maureen Milburn),           ArtSpring lobby, 01-30 April 2012

“Attachment,” group show, McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, BC, 02 April – 27 May 2012

“Natural Attachments” Roasting Company Café, Salt Spring Island, selected images from the series; November, 2011 to January, 2012

“Attachments,” Artepelago group show, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, Sept-Oct 2011

Photosynthesis 2011, ArtSpring Gallery, Salt Spring Island, August-September 2011

“Natural Attachments,” ArtCraft Showcase (juried), one-man show, Community Arts
          Council, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, August, 2011

“Seascrapes,” MacDonald Realty Gallery, selected images from the series, Salt Spring Island, June – November 2010

“Seascrapes,” Café Talia, one-man show, selected images from the series, Salt Spring Island, May, 2010

“Seascrapes”, ArtSpring lobby, one-man show, Salt Spring Island, April 2010

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All images ©Sam Lightman 2014


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