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.