Michael Smith - Painter

Studio location

17 Old Hall Drive
PE31 6JT

Contact details

Tel:01485 541262
Email: jamijazz@mypostoffice.co.uk

Artist's statement

I am a retired teacher of art and moved to Norfolk in 2003 specifically to paint along the North Norfolk coast. I try to use Ruskin's theory "truth to nature" but tend to push it creatively. The effects of light and weather on landscape are what particularly inspire me. The challenge of including figures is one I always enjoy. For many years I taught life drawing on behalf of Leicestershire education authority and art to A level at Leicester high school for girls.

I have exhibited at both the Royal Academy Summer exhibition and The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. I have also demonstrated art materials for both Winsor and Newton and Daler-Rowney, and lecture to art groups locally.

My work is in the collections of Michael Parkinson, Brian Forbes, Lord Glendevon, Lord Walpole, Leicester University, Glenfield Hospital, County Council and many private collections. I am a former chairman of Leicester Society of Artists.

Former galleries handling my work are:
Crane Kalman Kings Road, Chelsea, London.
Seen Gallery, Baker Street, London.
Crandford Gallery, Nutsford.
Look Gallery, Helmsley.
Stockers of Wells-next-the-sea.

Visitors are always welcome to my studio in the village Dersingham, between King's Lynn and Hunstanton.

Wells from East Quay

Wells from East Quay

Burnham Overy Mill

Burnham Overy Mill


Waiting for the Tide, Sheringham

burnham overy staithe

Burnham Overy Staithe

sailing boats

Snettisham Sailing Club