I am very happy to support Twitter Art Exhibit and to donate this postcard titled ‘Holywell Bay‘ for this year’s #TAE exhibition and sale in support of the charity Molly Olly’s Wishes.

All funds raised from the sale of donated cards will go to the charity to help children with life threatening or terminal illnesses.  The opening night is 1 April 2017 (6-9pm) at the ArtsHouse in Stratford upon Avon, with the sale from 1-19 April.

This scene

This painting, another of my coastal scenes of the rugged north Cornish coast at Holywell Bay, close to Newquay.  I remember walking here on a windy summer’s day with a good swell pushing the rising tide up the beach and forming amazing turquoise waves. I have painted this in acrylics using brushwork in the sky and sea and palette knife for the rocks.

This scene looking out to sea from Widemouth Bay near Bude, towards Crackington Haven and Tintagel beyond on a particularly rough day.  Painted with acrylics on watercolour paper, I used a monochromatic underpainting technique as a base, then added colours with transparent glazing giving an almost duotone appearance.  This piece measures approx 6″x12″ and is for sale. Please contact me for details.

End of the Storm by Glen Smith

While on a short break in Kent during the summer holidays, I headed for the coast anticipating a sunset developing. I parked the car near Reculver, walked down the slope to the beach, onto the wave sculpted sand, then stood and admired in this amazing sunset with its incredible reflected colours.

I was inspired to do his painting to recapture the moment I stood there, looking out to sea on a warm August evening with my feet arched over the ridges in the wet sand.

The original painting has been sold, however, I do have prints available. Please contact me for further details.

The sunset on the North Kent coast near Reculver

Whilst visiting Newquay at springtime and taking a walk on a bright, blustery day, I came across this scene of fishing boats between the harbour arms completely exposed at low tide.  I am very proud to have had this piece accepted for the Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition 2016 at The Mall Galleries, London from 28 September to 8 October 2016.

Newquay Harbour at low tide

Location: Oare Marshes, Nr. Faversham, Kent

Now complete, this is my latest painting of Oare Marshes, a nature reserve north of Faversham in Kent.  This view at Harty Ferry, looks along an embankment following the contour of a footpath. I have tried to keep the foreground loose by painting this with a palette knife, giving a sense of scale to the foliage, cow parsley and teasels. Painted in acrylic on canvas and measuring 42 x 60cm, this is now available for sale.

Oare Marshes, The Swale, Kent

Oare Marshes, The Swale, Kent

A commissioned painting in acrylics depicting the view from The Trundle, a hilltop adjacent to Goodwood racecourse. This scene, looking west towards Chichester Harbour, Hayling Island and Bembridge, Isle of Wight in the far distance.

Based on a series of photographs I took in the late spring, just after a thunderstorm passed and the view was exceptionally clear.

I have a limited quantity of prints available for sale – please contact me for further details.

The Trundle, Goodwood

View from The Trundle to the sea

Trundle Sketch through to finished painting time lapse