David Smith RSW


Born in 1957, David Smith is a Scottish contemporary landscape artist. The palette and inspiration for his work is taken from the seaboard and landscape of Scotland. Although predominantly a self-taught artist, he has studied at various colleges including the Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow College of Building and Printing, Glasgow School of Art and Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

A past member and President of The Glasgow Group of Artists, he was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 2011. He was elected member of RSW council in 2013. Smith has shown at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI), The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW), The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) and The Paisley Art Institute (PAI) annual exhibitions and has won various prestigious awards.  In 2016 he became an Elected Member of the Council for the Scottish Artist’s Benevolent Association.

His work is found in private, corporate and public collections throughout the UK and abroad.


2017 Paisley Art Institute 129th Annual Exhibition – House for an Art Lover Award
2015 The Rendezvous Gallery Artist in Residence Award, RSW 134th Annual Exhibition
2014 By Distinction Art Award, PAI 126th Annual Exhibition
2011 James B. Curr Award, PAI 123rd Annual Exhibition
2010 The Adam Award, PAI 122nd Annual Exhibition
2010 Shortlisted for The Inverarity One To One Travel Award, RGI 149th Annual Exhibition
2009 Winsor & Newton Award, RSW 129th Annual Exhibition
2001 David Cargill Prize, RGI 140th Annual Exhibition