Andrew Smith Art

SOME THINGS ABOUT ME

I have spent a lifetime working with art in one form or another. As a young man I spent hours creating detailed pencil and charcoal drawings. When my career as a pop star didn't take off the way it was supposed to, I became a graphic designer which is how I earned my bread and butter for more years than I care to remember.


My passion for oil painting in particular started about four years ago when my wife and I moved to the beautiful market town of Abergavenny. Every day, I get to walk Stanley, our Bedlington Whippet, in the amazing countryside which I’ve been inspired to capture.


I’m also fascinated to revisit the industrial heritage of my youth having grown up in the small Valleys town of Cwm with Marine Colliery at one end and Ebbw Vale Steelworks at the other.


Occasionally, I’m asked to do some graphic design work. And sometimes I get out my guitar and remind myself of the music career I came so close to. But most days I walk the dog, I paint, I have lunch, I paint, I walk the dog, I paint…...


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