Smith, David

Elected to RSW 2011

Artists Statement

I work in both oil and watercolour. I use Michael Harding oils and Winsor & Newton watercolour paint. I work on ClaessensBelgian Linen and Saunders Waterford 140lb HP watercolour paper. My approach to painting is dependant on the subject. With harbour scenes for example, it is somewhat spontaneous. As the painting progresses, the composition becomes congested and busy as strong design and bold forms are complimented by vibrant colour. I n contrast, my Hebredean landscapes are more minimal in compositition, where vast open skies dominate the land. I use a more sombre palette of blues and greys in these paintings.


Studied Course of Building & Printing, 1994, 1995
Studied at GSA 1987, 1988/2000, 2001
Studied Glasgow Print Studio, 1995 to 1997
Studied Monash House, La Trobe University Melbourne 1985/1986
RSW - 2005 to 2013

RGI - 2001 to 2013
PAI - 2006 to 2013
RSA - 2005 to 2009


David Cargill Award - RGI
Winsor & Newton Award - RSW
The Adam Award - PAI
The James B Curr Award - PAI

Selected Exhibitions

2013 - Solo show, Limetree Gallery, Long Melford
2013 - Solo show, Crinan Hotel and Gallery
Solo show Limetree Gallery Bristol
Mixed show, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Mixed show, John Groen Fine Art, Glasgow
Mixed show, Panter and Hall, London
Mixed show, Stafford Gallery, Londonv Mixed show, Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Invited artist, Mixed show, (Glasgow Group) Lillie Gallery
Glasgow Group, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Public Collections

The House of Lords, London
Caledonian University, Glasgow

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