How Sam’s Travel Memories became ‘Florals in Frames’

Sam Everitt has had some really inspiring photographic experiences.  In 2012, he travelled to England, and visited the Chelsea Flower Show.  According to www.royal.gov.uk (the official website of The British Monarchy): “The Chelsea Flower Show has become a regular fixture in the Royal calendar since it was first held in 1913.  The aim of the exhibitions is to encourage amateur gardeners of all standards to try to achieve similar displays in their own gardens.”  Sam captured an impressive number of high-quality floral images from the 2012 exhibition, and he’s been sharing his travel memories ever since.

Fairy Poppies by Sam Everitt

Fairy Poppies by Sam Everitt

Blooms from Chelsea Flower Show

In 2013, with support from Enable Southwest, Sam had a solo show – Blooms from Chelsea Flower Show – at the Bunbury City Library.  Images of three of his works were purchased by Enable and can been seen in their offices on Beach Road.  One of the three images – Sleeping Beauty – was featured in Art in the City, the Art Partners series of exhibitions of solo works.  Sleeping Beauty also featured on the face of a limited edition series of postcards.

Variegated Purple Orchid by Sam Everitt

Variegated Purple Orchid by Sam Everitt

Lois Chooses Her Top Five

Later that same year, Lois Waldin, who together with her husband Mike owns Bunbury’s Southern Picture Framers, saw the series of prints from the Bunbury City Library exhibition.  Seeing the potential. Lois chose five images to have reproduced and framed to use as a decorative feature on their shop walls. The framed prints are also providing a revenue-generating opportunity for Sam.

Variegated Greenery by Sam Everitt

Variegated Greenery by Sam Everitt

Sam saw a couple of the framed prints for the first time in 2014 when Lois unveiled them at a breakfast that Art Partners had with the Board of Directors of the Disability Services Commission.  The two that were unveiled were stunning, and it was clear that the chosen five – dubbed Florals in Frames – would make a beautiful mini-exhibition.

Salmon Heliconia by Sam Everitt

Salmon Heliconia by Sam Everitt

‘Florals in Frames’ at Southern Picture Framers

By early April, the five Florals in Frames were hanging in Southern Picture Framers on Cornwall Street.  Sam visited and was received with warmth and enthusiasm by Lois and Mike.  It’s clear that the Waldin’s skilled craftsmanship in the frame shop and convivial approach to customer service is their formula for a successful small business.

Sam with Lois at Southern Picture Framers

Sam with Lois at Southern Picture Framers

The day of Sam’s visit, James Taylor from the Bunbury Mail dropped in for a photo shoot.  James photographed Sam standing in an archway while gesturing with his arms towards his Florals.

While the Florals are for sale, we’re secretly hoping (well, now it’s not so secret) that Sam’s five works hang around for a little while so that visitors to Southern Picture Framers as well as Sam’s family and friends have a chance to enjoy them.

Maple Bonsai by Sam Everitt

Maple Bonsai by Sam Everitt

Seeing ‘Florals in Frames’

You can see Sam’s Florals in Frames at Southern Picture Framers, 7A Cornwall Street, Bunbury, WA:

Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Telephone:  9721 6166

Sam in front of Southern Picture Framers

Sam in front of Southern Picture Framers

Meeting Sam in Person

Sam and his Art Partners mentor Verity Lee attend the Photography Group of Bunbury which meets on the final Thursday of each month at the Stirling Street Arts Centre from 7:00 p.m.

And, Just for You…

Sam, along with the rest of us, would love to hear from you.  For those who comment on the blog post – by clicking on ‘replies’ immediately under the article’s title – you’ll receive a postcard featuring Variegated Purple Orchid (pictured above).  If we can track you down, and if you’re close enough, Sam might even deliver your postcard in person!

45 thoughts on “How Sam’s Travel Memories became ‘Florals in Frames’

  1. Wendy-Lee Pittick

    HI SAM, Congratulations on this fine achievement- I love some of the soft colours that you’ve captured. The poppies is my favourite photo. I hope you can use a couple of these one night at Camera Club! We look forward to seeing more of your work.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hello Wendy-Lee! It’s great to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by the blog to see what Sam’s been up to when he’s not at the Photography Group. I know that Sam and Verity enjoy attending. Thanks for your encouragement!

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  2. Verity Lee

    Congratulations Sam! It’s so great that you can get this recognition for your photography talents through Art Partners!
    It’s great fun working with you – we have many funny times 🙂 and I have learnt heaps (especially about Mrs Brown!)
    Verity

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  3. Jenny Wood

    Wow, your eye for colour and detail astounds me. Well done Sam! I already have a favourate Sam photo hanging on my office wall. 🙂

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      How nice to hear from you Jenny! Isn’t it great that you have one of Sam’s photos on your office wall. I’m sure that it provides a bit of daily inspiration. Thanks for your support of Art Partners.

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  4. Susie Delaporte

    Hi Sam, your photography is absolutely stunning. You are very talented and we are very proud of you.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks Susie for stopping by the blog. Sam will really appreciate hearing from you. Thanks for your ongoing support of Art Partners. It’s really appreciated!

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  5. helenseiver

    Hello there Sam,
    So good to see your work out and about so that lots of people can enjoy it! You have such an eye for composition, congratulations. It is easy to see how much you enjoy photography.
    Helen.

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  6. Rob Holmes

    Well done Sam, great work and they look so good on the wall. Look forward to seeing some more of your work. Please see me about Enable getting another piece of your work for our new office in Margaret River.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thank you so much Rob for staying in touch via the blog. It’s always great to hear from you. I have asked Sam to come and see you regarding another piece for your MR office. Your special postcard will be arriving soon.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks Southern Picture Framers for all you do to support Sam and the Art Partners. It’s a pleasure every time we come to your shop on Cornwall Street. See you again soon!

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  7. Dianne Chaytor

    Sam shines when it comes to his photography, I have two of his pieces hanging in my home in Perth. Well done Sam. Look forward to more of your work. Did you take many shots on your recent trip to Bali?
    Dianne Chaytor

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hello Dianne, Yes, Sam does shine when it comes to photography. Your special postcard – featuring Sam’s work – will be making its way to you soon. Thus, you’ll have another piece to add to your collection!

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  8. Apikara McQuillan

    Hey Sam
    I know that you’re having a giggle to hear from me, well, you certainly make me smile with delight at seeing and hearing about your artistic work and partnerships.
    You truly have a gift of captivating the life and colour of nature in your photos. It feels like nature poses for you in all its splendour.
    Continued celebration,

    Apikara

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hey Apikara, How lovely to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by the blog to see what Sam has been up to. I know that he’ll really appreciate it. Thanks for being such a great friend to Art Partners.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      They really are beautiful. They’re even more beautiful in person. If you’re ever in Bunbury, don’t hesitate to visit the Florals at Southern Picture Framers on Cornwall Street.

      Reply
    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hi Ruslan, How super of you to stop by the blog. I know Sam enjoyed working with you recently and we’re looking forward to sharing the video he crafted with you. Thanks for your support of the Art Partners.

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  9. Danielle

    Well done Sam! Always love to view your stunning pictures.How exciting to be-able to share with many others. We are very proud of you. Love Danielle x

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      It’s great to hear from you Danielle. It’s wonderful that we can use a blog post to share Sam’s success with those near and far. Please stay in touch!

      Reply
  10. Karen Colley

    Sam – your photos are simply STUNNING – you have captured each image so perfectly – congratulations on your success

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Dearest Karen, It’s always great to hear from you. Thanks for checking out the post, and for your ongoing support and encouragement of Art Partners.

      Reply
  11. Michele Banks

    Awesome work Sam. How lovely that your passion in photography can bring so much joy to others. We always enjoy seeing the world through your eyes. So very proud of my cousin. Love ‘Chele x

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hello Michele, Thanks for stopping by the blog to see what Sam has been up to. Your special postcard will be making its way to you in the coming days.

      Reply
  12. Irene

    Applause! Applause! Grandiose applause!!!
    These are wonderful, Sam! It is so moving to see such talent – and beauty – on display.
    I am just saddened that living in Canada I can’t stop by the framing gallery to see your five framed pieces – on the other hand, I might land up emptying my pocketbook! If there is a way to order your photography from afar, please let us know. The photographs in this blog post (particularly Maple Bonsai) are too stunning for words. I would most certainly adore having Maple Bonsai framed for my home or office. Do let me know if there is a way I can order a large print for delivery to Canada. My colleagues will be inspired everytime they drop by! Many good wishes for your success & kudos to your mentor & Art Partners for the fantastic hand they’ve been giving you – and many others!
    Irene, Laval (Montreal), Canada

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      How lovely to hear from you Irene! I’m sure that Sam would be keen to share his maple bonsai with you. I’ll check on how we might be able to do that. We’ll get back to you. In the meantime, we hope the Canadian temperatures are being friendly!

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  13. Life Images by Jill

    Congratulations Sam on your wonderful flower images, for having an exhibition of your work. It is wonderful that Southern Picture Framers chose some of your images for display in their shop. I particularly like the colour and repeating patterns in your Maple Bonsai image.
    Well done Sam. And all the best for more photographic success.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Jill. I will make sure this wonderful feedback from a professional photographer gets passed onto Sam. We both enjoyed meeting you at the workshop on Saturday. Thanks for the extra coaching! Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post (with photos by Sam) about our adventure.

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  14. ingridrick

    Hi Sam …gorgeous photos – thank you for sharing them. You will be quite the celebrity with your photos around Bunbury and I look forward to seeing more great shots. Happy snapping !
    Ingrid

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  15. Art Partners Post author

    Dear Ingrid, How lovely to hear from you and to see you on Saturday. We both enjoyed meeting you. I will ensure your comments get passed onto Sam. I hope our paths do converge again very soon!

    Reply

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