MICHAEL JAMES SMITH
Michael James Smith draws his inspiration from the classic English landscape tradition. This extraordinary young artist has been compared to the most celebrated exponents of this genre, such as Constable, Gainsborough and Stubbs. His ability to capture the timeless natual beauty of the English and Welsh countryside is astounding.
One of the most striking features of Smith's work is its photographic quality, a camera's eye detail present in each painting. This technique, along with an unsentimental approach to his subject creates a truly original artwork. The artist strives to impart the rich colors of the countryside on canvas, often featuring a lowland stream in the composition; its glassy reflections are indication of Smith's unique ability for intense observation.
Michael James Smith left art college at the age of nineteen to become a professional artist, feeling that he had identified the area in which he wished to explore his talent. His skill at vanishing brushstrokes, immaculate canvases and celluloid finish defies his youth and expresses his modernism in paintings that some consider traditional in style. Under the tutelage of his father, one of Britain's premier landscape painters, David Smith, Michael's talents have sored.
With Michael's paintings selling within weeks of their arrival in galleries, his contemporaries and appreciative clients are aware that he is on track to become one of Britain's foremost landscape artists. His work can be found in collections throughout the world with over half of his work being sold in the United States of America. Jones & Terwilliger Galleries proudly represents Michael Smith in California.