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Ian Smith artist. Ian Smith artist. Ian Smith artist.  Well that should keep Google happy and now a BIG welcome to the real people! 

I frequently use mixed media including watercolour, gouache, pastel, house paint, car paint, wax crayon, acrylic paints and inks... in fact anything that I feel might work.

I learn mainly through experimenting although I have been to evening classes in life drawing and etching, and to workshops by Katherine Holmes, Robert Dutton, Rachel McNaughton and Debbie Loane.  My local East Keswick Art Group is a great learning environment and I am delighted that the public have voted my paintings 'Best in Show' for the last 3 years.   I am influenced by a wide range of contemporary artists including David Wiseman and Kurt Jackson.

I paint for fun, interest and excitement.  I like the freedom of painting what I like.  I hope you like it too! As my style has developed I find that I paint increasingly boldly and loosely, trying to capture my emotional reaction to the subject, normally drawing from a series of sketches.

Everyone reacts to paintings differently.  I react to them differently at different times, so please let me know what you think using the 'Contact' page.











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