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JOHN SMYTH
arbroath, angus - United Kingdom


, Tierce, Figurative, $3,885
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, Sunder, Figurative, $4,095
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Artist Statement

I was born and raised in Fort William, on the West Coast of Scotland. In 1996 I moved to Aberdeen to study painting at Grays School of Art. I now currently reside and paint in Arbroath on the east coast of scotland. I have found that the paintings I most admire are usually figurative which has influenced me to pursue that discipline with my own work. It is not my sole interest however. I use Abstract elements varying from simple sheets of colour to textured impasto and decorative pattern to complement the figure. These abstract elements may work simply as a background or may encrouch over the figure creating a more dynamic interplay between the abstract and the real. I feel that the contrast between the highly disciplined pursuit of naturalistic figurative painting and the freedom of working with abstraction provides balance in my work on both a visual and conceptual level. The works currently on display on my page are examples of recent paintings in which I have been experimenting with a mosaic tile effect....

Original Artworks (4)

John Smyth, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{Tierce-1185913120.jpg} X
John Smyth
Original Oil Painting, 2007
11 x 33 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
John Smyth, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{Sunder-1185912827.jpg} X
John Smyth
Original Oil Painting, 2007
15 x 31 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
John Smyth, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{Mycenae-1185911875.jpg} X
John Smyth
Original Oil Painting, 2007
11 x 24 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
John Smyth, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{Psi-1160396762.jpg} X
John Smyth
Original Oil Painting, 2006
12 x 34 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
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