There is an exhibition of Peter Smeeth’s portraits on at the Gosford Regional Gallery at the moment, that’s worth taking a look at. The exhibition runs till the 9th of September.
Above is one of his arresting works.
Peter Smeeth was born in Griffith NSW Australia and studied to become a doctor. He then worked in general practice at the Entrance on Central Coast for 34 years. He had a change professions in 2008 and now works as a professional portrait artist in Sydney and the Central Coast. He has a special interest in the human condition which is portrayed within his portraits and figurative work. He is fluent in most media including, pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolour, oil, acrylic and he does some sculptural work in plaster or bronze.
His style is fairly traditional and he aims to paint light and a closely representational, three-dimensional reality.
He has won many prizes including the Archibald portrait prize at least twice, the Douglas Moran prize and many others. For a chance to take a look at his exceptional work take yourself along to the Gosford Regional Gallery this month and treat yourself to an extraordinary viewing experience. If you are at all interested in portrait painting, you can definitely learn a thing or three from this talented artist.
The image above is a pastel drawing not a painting. This work was a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for drawing in 2014.
He also paints horses and excels at Still Life.
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