DAVID SMITH RSW
Born in 1957, David Smith is a Scottish contemporary landscape artist. With his love of the outdoors and interest in boats and the Scottish landscape, Smith spends much of his time painting in the Scottish Highlands and in coastal settings. Although most of Smith's work is completed outdoors, the uncertainty of the Scottish weather often means that it is necessary to retreat to the safe haven of his studio to complete his works. By referring to notes and watercolour or pencil sketches, he is then able to add detail to the painting.
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 also elected as a member of RSW council in 2013 and has shown at the RGI, RSW, RSA and PAI annual exhibitions and has won various prestigious awards.
His work is found in private, corporate and public collections throughout the UK and abroad.