Samuel was born at Ernabella mission to Helen Miller the first wife of Mr Miller (Ninuku artist Nampitjin Molly Miller is the second wife). He grew up in Amata and Pipalyatjara, and now lives in Kalka, with his second mother Molly, and her family.
He is a committed member of Ninuku Arts, usually painting everyday. Samuel’s paintings depict the traditional iconography of his land that lies to the east of Pipalyatjara. Rockholes, creeks and hills feature in his paintings, all immersed in Tjukurpa (Dreaming stories). Samuel's paintings are mesmerising with their minimalist composition and extensive use of radiating colours, mostly drawn from the varying colours in the landscape surrounding his country.
Examples of Artist's Work
Ngayuku Ngura 2010 182 x 121cm acrylic on linen
Ngayuku Ngura 2010 122 x 122cm acrylic on linen