8 de enero de 2013

Peter Smeeth


Biography:
Peter Smeeth. Born 1949 in Griffith, NSW, Australia and educated at Yanco Agricultural High School, Peter studied Medicine at the University of Sydney from 1966 to 1971 and after working at Royal North Shore Hospital and Canberra Hospital spent 34 years as a family doctor in General Practice at The Entrance on the Central Coast of NSW. He changed to full-time art practice in 2008 and works as a professional portrait artist in Sydney and the Central Coast. He has drawn and painted since early childhood and always regarded his art practice as a search for excellence that continues to this day. He has a special interest in the human condition which is manifest in his portraits and figurative works but he enjoys all forms of art from the totally abstract to the super real. He works in most media …pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolour, oil, acrylic and does sculptural work in plaster or bronze. In his realist paintings he aims to paint light and space making the flat canvas appear three dimensional. He strives to make his portraits life-like and alive so that the viewer feels the subject is actually present and he likes to see friends and relatives of the subject talking to the portrait. He is available for portrait and other commissions in Sydney, Australia and worldwide and is willing to paint any subject . He is happy to paint still lifes with family heirlooms, religious subjects, history paintings, deceased persons from photographs and to paint any idea, fantasy or nightmare in collaboration with the person commissioning the work. For example, if you wanted to be painted as a subject in a Greek Myth, a king, a queen, a peasant, a saint, or have your own spiritual vision captured on canvas, it can be arranged.

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