Hello, my name is Glen Smith and welcome to my website. I was born and grew up in Sussex by the sea, where I was always finding time to paint and draw at an early age. On leaving school, found a career in the printing industry, working with type, drawing pens and camera equipment to create artwork for print. I have continued to draw and paint throughout my life, gaining inspiration from the natural landscape; wide open spaces like the coast, moorlands and the Downs – places visited as a child and more recently with my own family. Working mainly in acrylics, I seek to capture atmosphere, mood and light in my paintings, overpainting knife work and base colours to influence the layers above.
I hope you enjoy looking at my work – please feel free to contact me should you like any further information or wish to commission a painting of your favourite place.
THE SUSSEX WEALD AND THE VILLAGE OF CLAYTON
Clayton Mills, Early Spring
Some years ago, friends of mine were moving house, relocating north and wanting a lasting reminder of their old home in Mid Sussex. I was very happy to be commissioned to paint these famous Sussex landmarks, locally known as Jack & Jill Windmills which overlook the village of Clayton and the Sussex Weald. Continue reading
ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS
A painting of Mevagissey fising boat ‘Provider’
This picture, of a fishing boat named ‘Provider’ moored on the quayside in Mevagissey Harbour, Cornwall. Continue reading
ACRYLIC PAINTING ON WATERCOLOUR PAPER
Mevagissey Quay painting
This piece, now complete of the small fishing village in Cornwall – Mevagissey. Continue reading
A CRISP MORNING IN DECEMBER
Dartmoor Stream; a painting in acrylics by Glen Smith
This is a painting I undertook some years ago, seeking to capture the feeling of landscape on cold, yet bright day in the depths of winter on Dartmoor, Devon. Continue reading
A BLUSTERY DAY ON TOWAN BEACH
Newquay Harbour at low tide
Whilst visiting Newquay in springtime and taking a walk on a bright, blustery day, I came across this scene of fishing boats between the exposed harbour arms at low tide. It was cold and bright day with the wind causing foam to blow onto the wet sand and up the beach.
The rugged Cornish coastline at Holywell Bay, painted in acrylics by Glen Smith
Taking a walk on an August afternoon, there was a feeling of change in the air and an end to the recent hot weather. Used as a location for the BBC series Poldark and not having visited before, I anticipated something special and wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading