Ian Smith artist. Ian Smith artist. Ian Smith artist. Well that should keep Google happy and now a BIG welcome to the real people!
Here you will find work in very mixed media including watercolour, gouache, pastel, house paint, car paint, wax crayon, acrylic paints and inks... in fact anything that I feel might work.
Experimenting with different ways of capturing light in paintings is a major preoccupation and I have recently been influenced by Phil Fraser at his Grove House studio in Grassington, David Wiseman through his book 'Water's Edge' and the landscapes of Kurt Jackson.
I learn mainly through experimenting although I have been to evening classes in life drawing and etching, and to workshops by Robert Dutton, Rachel McNaughton and Helen Oxtoby. On an ongoing basis I receive much needed help and support from my local East Keswick Art Group where Alex Purves has provided gentle guidance in an amusing way!
I paint for fun, interest and excitement...but not for money. I like the freedom of painting what I like. You will find work here at reasonable prices. I am pleased if I recoup any of the costs of painting and donate any profit to good causes, such as charities, community activities or simply helping people I know.
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.