Marine artist Samm MacKinnon says I can’t believe I won

Marine Artist Samm MacKinnon
Marine Artist Samm MacKinnon
Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

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She’s an artist who has won national awards and sells her paintings for hundreds of pounds - but Samm MacKinnon is still a mum.

The 43-year-old happily lets eight-year-old son, Tom, and his friends play and paint in her home studio in Waterlooville, as long as he stays in his ‘specified area.’