Sam Watterson was born in Guernsey in the UK and brought up in Wales, he has lived in Spain, Vietnam and China.

At UWIC university in Cardiff, Sam completed a Design for Interactive Media degree and earned a PGdip in Character animation at Central Saint Martins College, London.

Sam started out with a strong interest in Photography, in his early 20s he turned to graphic design and in his early 30s animation, at the age of 35 Sam decided to give up working digitally and focused on painting, realising that he preferred the immediacy and intuition of abstract art making.