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: Storm light beyond reeds Price: £1,350.00
Title : Storm light beyond reeds
Size : 13.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,350.00
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Storm light beyond reeds by Norman Smith PS



Status: For sale. Title: Evening colours Price: £1,125.00
Title : Evening colours
Size : 11.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,125.00
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Evening colours by Norman Smith PS



Status: For sale. Title: Hills near Arasciano, Tuscany Price: £1,250.00
Title : Hills near Arasciano, Tuscany
Size : 12.00" x 11.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,250.00
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Hills near Arasciano, Tuscany by Norman Smith PS



Status: For sale. Title: High Sierra Price: £1,900.00
Title : High Sierra
Size : 22.00" x 19.00"
Medium : Pastel
Price : £1,900.00
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High Sierra by Norman Smith PS