Since receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting
from the Memphis Academy of Arts and his Master of Fine Arts
Degree in painting from the University of Mississippi, Sammy
has taught painting and drawing at Delta State University
in Cleveland, Mississippi for the past thirty five years.
He retired from teaching at Delta State University in 2002.
Sammy has taught and practiced the art of seeing and painting
color through the language of the limitless light keys of
nature since 1963 when he first began studying with Henry
Hensche at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Sammy has a long list of accomplishments in the arts having
won many prizes and awards in competitive shows and has served
as a juror for outstanding art shows in Mississippi, Louisiana,
and Alabama. He was honored by Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
in Laurel, Mississippi by being invited to participate in
the "A Painter's Painter: Charles Webster Hawthorne; The
Influence of Provincetown and Henry Hensche on Sammy Britt,
Gerald DeLoach, Richard Kelso, and George T. Thurmond Exhibition
in 1999. He received the Kossman Outstanding Teacher Award
at Delta State University in 2002 and was also awarded Professor
Emeritus of Art, 2002. He was featured on Mississippi Educational
Television, is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Leadership
Fraternity, was chosen one of the Outstanding Educators in
America and is listed in Who's Who in American Art.
Sammy has taught workshops throughout Mississippi, Louisiana
and Tennessee. He continues to paint and teach workshops
in the tradition of Henry Hensche.
"In our greatest artistic moment we can merely create a weak illusion of God's great creative genius, but that tiny glimpse of God's beauty is more than enough to share with another soul."