Samantha Buckley

Specialist painter of Indian miniature art


Samantha Buckley is a specialist painter of Indian miniature art. She loves to paint
animals , flowers and most recently portraits.
Please take the time to view her work


Throughout Samantha’s career there has been a close involvement with design.
Her first commission was for a colourful set of greetings cards for Ikea. Leading on from this , Samantha was commissioned by Highgrove Enterprises, to create a decorative range of ceramics based on HRH The Prince Of Wales’s rare breed hens, this was called “The Highrove Hen “. Later working in conjunction with Burleigh Potteries and Highgrove , Samantha designed a delicate range of floral ceramics to celebrate the planting of 60 wildflower meadows. In 2010, the Elephant charity approached Samantha to work on a project to support the Asian elephant in the wild.
Decorating 2 life size baby fibreglass elephants, her work could be seen as part of a 250 strong parade of painted elephants around London. Samantha also takes private commissions for animal and people portraits.
For any further information please contact Samantha.


After completing her Masters of Art in Traditional design, Samantha began passing on her knowledge through teaching. This has lead her as far and wide as Malaysia and Paris , working in museums , and a community project in Burnley. Most recently Samantha has been a regular tutor at The Princes School of Traditional Arts, specialising in Indian Miniature painting. Now teaching online, the classes offered shows students the traditional techniques , beginning with paper preparation and burnishing with agate stones. Pigment preparation and painting techniques, from colour flooding, blending, and finally the delicate detailing of the miniature painting technique. Shell gold application completes the journey of an Indian painting. Samantha offers the chance to take part in group lessons or in one to one tuition.