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 Helen Oxtoby. I receive much needed help and support from my local East Keswick Art Group where Alex Purves provides gentle guidance in an amusing way! I am influenced by a 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. 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.