Norman Smith PS

Norman Smith PS

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Born in 1949, Norman Smith was brought up in Berkshire.   As a student, he studied Art and Design in Bristol, which led to a teaching qualification. In 1942 he and his wife travelled to India and the Far East, eventually arriving in Australia, where he taught for three years.   He returned to teach in England, before deciding to paint full-time in 1987.   

He lives and works in Oxfordshire with a studio on the edge of the Berkshire Downs.   His work is predominantly pastel, a medium which is suited to the use of bold and gentle colour to depict the changing moods of the landscape.   His technique is to apply solid patches of pure colour in thick layers that create a heavy textured effect, treating this medium much like oil paint. 

He is greatly attracted to coastal and marine subjects as these offer different challenges, a tremendous variety of colour and constant movement.    Recently, he has reassessed his approach by concentrating on new and restricted palettes, together with an attempt to develop a stronger more vibrant image.   This has led to the greater use of oils as a medium to further this approach.  

He is a regular exhibitor at the Pastel Society at the Mall Galleries in London, winning the Longley Prize in 1999.   In 2000, he was the winner of the Inscribe Prize and in 2001 won the Thompsons Gallery Award.



Status: For sale. Title: Doom Bar Price: £1,700.00
Title : Doom Bar
Size : 12.00" x 22.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,700.00
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Doom Bar by Norman Smith PS



Status: For sale. Title: Late shadows on wheat fields Price: £1,500.00
Title : Late shadows on wheat fields
Size : 13.00" x 11.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,500.00
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Late shadows on wheat fields by Norman Smith PS



Status: For sale. Title: Village in the hills Price: £900.00
Title : Village in the hills
Size : 8.00" x 10.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £900.00
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Village in the hills by Norman Smith PS



Status: For sale. Title: The old canal Price: £3,900.00
Title : The old canal
Size : 24.00" x 23.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £3,900.00
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The old canal by Norman Smith PS