Sam Caldwell's coastal scenes of waterfowl, gamefish and people are prized by collectors from Texas to Maine. Working primarily in transparent watercolor, the Houston native seeks to capture the atmosphere of the moment, as well as the color and drama inherent in his outdoor subjects.

Many of his recent images feature young hunters and fishers. “Wildlife is primary in my work,” he says, but notes that “people are important elements of wildlife.”
    Early in his career, Sam became involved in outdoor organizations like Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association. He remains deeply involved in promoting coastal scenes as fine art, and uses his printed images to help the coast. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo posters of '93 and '94, and a '95 Operation Game Thief poster have become classic outdoor images of the '90s. His work has been featured for years in the TP and W Annual Regulation booklet.

When Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine did their first-ever art center spread, they chose a Caldwell painting, which then brought many dollars for TP&W at an Expo auction.

He is proud that the American Red Cross chose one of his paintings to help provide funds for 9-11 relief. The Coastal Conservation Association has benefitted from several Caldwell art prints. Ducks Unlimited named Caldwell the Texas State Artist for 2006-2007.

Caldwell is also well known as an outdoor writer. His co-authored book for the CCA, Change of Tides, A Narrative History of the Coastal Conservation Association, was named as Texas' best outdoor book for 2000.

Sam Caldwell's paintings and prints can be seen at his personal gallery and studio in Kingwood, near Houston.

For a visit, call Sam at 281-455-9390, or email


When not painting,
Caldwell collects material by doing hunting and fishing research.

Photo by John Jefferson

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