Samuel Humphreys was born in the city of Melbourne, Australia and has since made The Wet Tropics of Queensland his home. He was first exposed as an illustrator at the age of thirteen by a suburban English teacher unimpressed by his ability to draw anatomically accurate parts of the human anatomy. Since then he has been refining his penmanship to draw more imaginative illustrations that are guided by unrestricted thought. The subject matter he holds dearest is fundamental to our existence—the natural world.
With environmental ethics in mind he incorporates artistry and conservation by donating regularly to the World Land Trust’s 'Save an Acre' campaign or CNCF's 'Tree Planting Projects'. Possessing the imagination of the early Surrealists, the precision of 16th century engravers and the poetic reality of David Attenborough, Samuel creates work that is of great importance to those who have the audacity to desire.