David Smith (British b April 5 1949) Hartfield Village Green East Sussex Oil on CanvasDavid Smith (British b April 5 1949) Hartfield Village Green East Sussex Oil on CanvasDavid Smith (British b April 5 1949) Hartfield Village Green East Sussex Oil on CanvasDavid Smith (British b April 5 1949) Hartfield Village Green East Sussex Oil on CanvasDavid Smith (British b April 5 1949) Hartfield Village Green East Sussex Oil on Canvas

David Smith (British b.April 5, 1949); "Hartfield Village Green East Sussex"; Oil on Canvas; signed lower right; titled and verso; 35.5 x 23.5in (90 x 59.5cm) sight size; mounted in a gilt wood frame with fabric liner (41.5 x 29in (105 x 74cm) outside frame dimensions)
PROVENANCE: E Stacy-Marks Ltd Gallery.

CONDITION: Excellent, original condition.

BIOGRAPHY: David Smith was born into fairly modest means in Benfleet, Essex, England. His early life was much influenced by time spent in the company of his grandparents and he was introduced to painting by his paternal grandfather, himself very able. School holidays were spent with his mother's parents in Derbyshire, in countryside which was to inspire him as he grew, much moved by the beauty of the rivers, streams, valleys, hills and trees of the surrounding landscape.

Although he showed considerable flair in artistic subjects at school, family circumstances and financial hardships resulted in Smith leaving education at the age of fifteen. His time and energy were to be devoted to supporting his mother and sister, and later his own wife and children, through a series of manual, factory and labouring jobs. Any spare time, however, he spent honing his skills as a painter. He became friends with Tony Sheath, a fellow landscapist, who was to help his development as an artist.

In 1974, four of his paintings were accepted by the discerning Graham Petley Gallery in Rayliegh, Essex. These were quickly sold, and a request soon followed for more. From here, David Smith's career as an artist soared. In 1976, with the pace of demand for his work overtaking his ability to supply, he took the decision to apply himself as a full-time professional artist. He and his family now moved to Cold Norton, a village in the heart of the Essex countryside.

The decision was a wise one. David Smith has since become one of Britain's most celebrated and popular artists, able to transfer the aesthetic and spiritual appreciation of nature which so inspired him since his boyhood days, through his brush on to canvas. His paintings still are known to sell within weeks of availability; and his works are also very popular in Europe and the United States, accounting for half of his annual output.

Since 2006, his work has been displayed at the Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, in Carmel and Palm Desert, California. He has been exhibited at: Heritage House Gallery, Bermuda, 1986 & 1991; Harrods Picture Gallery, London, 1991 & 1993; and Simic Gallery Exhibition, Carmel, California, 1999 & 2001. He has also provided commissioned works for the Prince and Princess of Thailand and the Sultan of Oman.

David Smith presently owns "The Smith Gallery" with his middle son, also an artist.

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David Smith (British b April 5 1949) Hartfield Village Green East Sussex Oil on Canvas

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