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GALLERY 6: HUMOR

Featuring: PETER SMITH

Fine Art Collector






6-1
Heading For Glory
$435.00

 

6-2
I Never Touched `Im
$435.00

 

6-3
The Biggest Fan
$435.00

 

6-4
You Never Walk Alone
$435.00






6-5
Spirit of `66
$435.00

 

6-6
The Romper Room
$350.00

 

6-7
Playtime
Sold Out
 

6-8
The Love Boat
$315.00






6-9
Tunnel of Love
Sold Out
 

6-10
Bunny Head
$565.00

 

6-11
Mr Lubba Lubba
Sold Out
 

6-12
A Fool`s Moon
$385.00






6-13
When Two Hearts Beat As One
SOLD OUT
 

6-14
Pile High Club
Sold Out
 

6-15
The Kiss
Sold Out
 

6-16
Lucinda
$420.00






6-38
Love is All Around
$300.00

 

6-39
Catch a Falling Heart
SOLD OUT
 

6-40
Lucinda
$415.00

 

6-41
Can I Have My Ball Back
SOLD OUT





6-42
The Love Collection
Sold Out
 

6-43
We Are The Boys
Sold Out
 

6-44
Forever By Your Side
$450.00

 

6-45
The Boys
Sold Out





6-56
Home is More Than a House
Sold Out
 

6-57
ETERNAL GIFT
Sold Out
 

6-58
LEAN ON ME
Sold Out
 

6-59
ON THE HILL OF HOPE
Sold Out





6-60
ONE STEP CLOSER
Sold Out
 

6-61
RIDING THE STORM
$1050.00

 

6-62
Shadows without a Sun
Sold Out
 

6-63
The Gift of love
Sold Out







6-65
Honey Bunny
Sold Out
 

6-64
Love Will Always Find You
Sold Out
 

6-66
Twos Company
Sold Out




















6-67
Bunny My Honey
$1,060.00

 

6-88
The Eternal Gift
SOLD OUT
 

6-86
Make a Wish
Sheet $325.00
Mounted $423.00















6-68
When Boy Meets Girls
Sheet $325.00
Mounted $423.00


 

6-69
The Moon & Back
$1060.00

 

6-70
Naughty But Nice
SOLD OUT













6-81
Love Actually
$350.00
 

6-89
Hit The Brakes
SOLD OUT
 

6-82
Be Mine
Sold Out














6-83
My Feet Hurt
Sheet $325.00
Mounted $423.00


 

6-84
I Love You Mum
SOLD OUT
 

6-85
The Naughty Step
SOLD OUT










6-90
Summer Loving
Sold Out
 

6-87
Am I Bothered
SOLD OUT
 

6-91
IT`s The Little Things
Sold Out










6-93
May Contain Nuts
Sold Out
 

6-94
How Deep Is Your Love

Framed
$650.00

 

6-92
All Roads Lead To You

Canvas on Board Framed
$950.00

















6-95
Revolution

Canvas on Board Framed
Sold Out
 

6-96
In Your Arms

Giclée Mounted
$550.00

 

6-97
Meet The Lubba's
Sold Out













6-98
The Naughty Step
Sculpture
SOLD OUT
 

6-99
Hiding My Love
Giclée Mounted
Sold Out
 

6-100
Do You Come Here Often?
Sold Out













6-101
I Like Shopping and Shopping Likes Me
SOLD OUT
 

6-102
Loveshack
Sold Out
 

6-103
'I Have Been Very, Very Naughty'
Sheet $382.00
Mounted $450.00















6-104
Some Bunny Loves You
Sold Out
 

6-105
My First Love
Sold Out
 

6-106
Sweet Talk
Sold Out













6-107
Together We Make A Family

Sold Out
 

6-108
For The One I Love
Sold Out
 

6-109
Sofa Loafers
Sold Out













6-110
Hug Me
Sold Out
 

6-113
Bad Boys
Sold Out
 

6-112
Cuddle Me
Sold Out










6-111
Some Bunny Loves

Sold Out
 

6-115
All You Need Is Love

Sold Out
 

6-114
Party Animals

Sold Out


















6-118
I Eat Cake

Sold Out
 

6-120
Born To Be Wild

Sold Out
 

6-119
Sofa Loafers













6-121
'The Lovers'

Sold Out
 

6-116
Guess How Much I Love You

Sold Out
 

6-122
'Icing With Death'

Sold Out








6-123
'Hold Me Close'

Sold Out
 

6-117
Pillow Talk

Sold Out
 

6-124
'Forget Me Not'
SOLD OUT







6-128
'Forever Family'

Sold Out
 

6-126
'Opposites Attract'

Sold Out
 

6-127
'Everything I Do'

Sold Out








6-129
'Baby On Board'

Sold Out
 

6-125
'No Place Like Home'

Sold Out
 

6-131
The Best Things In Life Are Sweet

Sold Out








6-132
'Love Seat'

Sold Out
 

6-133
'Dogs Look Up, Cats Look Down'

Sold Out
 

6-134
Need Some Bunny To Love

Sold Out












6-135
Thumpers In Jumpers

Sold Out
 

6-136
Family

Sold Out
 

6-137
Still Naughty

Sold Out












6-139
Sweethearts

Sold Out
 

6-140
Under New Management

Sold Out
 

6-141
Donut Touch

Sold Out












6-138
Love Me Do

Sold Out
 

6-142
Macarooned

Sold Out
 

6-143
The Snuggler

Sold Out








6-144
Dalisaurus Surrealius

Sold Out
 

6-145
High Tea Hee-Haw
NEW RELEASE
Sold Out
 

6-146
Lesser Spotted Neapolitan Knickerbocker Glory

Sold Out








6-147
Barnum1s Bar Bending Ringling Clipperwhip
Sold Out
 

6-148
Edisons Shelock Sidewinder

Sold Out
 

6-149
Fat Floppy Fluffs - The Giant Lagomorph
Sold Out













6-150
Knitted Growler
Sold Out
 

6-151
Pompidoo`s French Frilly Fancy
Sold Out
 

6-152
Crystal Tipped Unicone
Sold Out










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PETER SMITH






PETER SMITH

PETER SMITH BLOG



HISTORY & BACKGROUND


I can never remember a time when I did not enjoy some form of creativity; I gaze upon my childhood with a great sense of fondness and looking back I realise why my love affair with painting will never end.

Born in the small town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire my earliest memory is of a present one Christmas that changed my life. It was a small book of black and white illustrations; the book was called 'The Magic Painter' and came with a paintbrush but no paints. To this day I remember the exact feeling I had when I realised that this was very, very special book indeed, you 'painted' the pages with water and the colours magically appeared - I was hooked!

Holding on to this feeling I wanted others to share in my wonderment so I began painting in earnest. I remember having a small watercolour paint set which I took everywhere. Cats, dogs and people were all painted in the same simplistic form but it was colours and shapes that fascinated me and quite often my attempts degenerated into swirls of colour which I now understand was the start of my art education. Along the way many things added to my development, a few years as a surveyor gave accuracy, a computer programmer added a methodical approach and a graphic artist in the fashion industry put the last piece of the jigsaw together and gave me an understanding of colour and composition, so in some small way they all helped shape my style and in turn my future.

Two years ago I decided to return seriously back to painting, something that had been delegated to a part time hobby, within a few weeks the passion I worried may have dampened was still there - brighter and more overpowering than before. In 2005 I fulfilled a lifelong dream when I was offered the chance to work with Washington Green and within the few short months I have been with them I can feel my potential expanding far beyond my imagination.

As I finish this paragraph sat at my desk I feel a little tremble of excitement and I look over my shoulder at my latest piece and smile...

I can't wait for you to see it!


IDEAS & INSPIRATIONS

Childhood memories of long summers and cold winters, the excitement of birthdays and Christmas never left me over the years, and it's these feelings and playful emotions I like to convey in my work.

People ask me where I get my ideas from, the quirky animals, the strong colours and strange concepts, but I see them everyday in the street, the people I meet, the feelings I experience. At the end of every day I have hundreds of images fighting for my attention and the chance to be painted; quite often I get carried away with excitement and fill my sketchbook from cover to cover within hours, which although it can be emotionally draining, the flood of ideas each one linking the next, allows me to evolve my work on paper very rapidly giving me such a rich source of reference material.

The inspiration comes from other artists too, the quirkiness of Will Bullas with his strong characters and whimsical titles but also the surreal Salvador Dali which has offered me a unusual slant on the world, but inspiration ultimately comes from deep inside drawing on all my experiences, the sketchbook contains only my surface thoughts, it's only when painting I place my real emotions down, each canvas receiving a different layer of emotion with each session

My colours to complement the compositions come from my work within the fashion industry and provide strong visual statements, the compositions come from interaction; I like to include some form of connection between the items on a canvas, and quite often the eyes will play a big part in leading a viewer's perception, imagine yourself looking from the viewpoint of one of the characters, look around from their point of view inside the canvas observing all the other objects, read the title carefully and try to imagine their feelings - you will then begin to understand what I really felt when I painted the piece and hopefully just like me, smile too!


FROM PALETTE TO PICTURE

My sketchbooks are literally bursting with ideas and I will flick from page to page until an image or even just a title catches my eye - fun is the key and the selection will quite often be the one that raises the biggest smile.

I choose the canvas size carefully and begin to sketch using oil pastels to determine the composition and also apply smudges of colour to help with the balancing of the piece. Here I am looking for a natural sense of form and colour whilst building the light source into the picture, it needs to feel right before I proceed further, I also draw the eyes as accurate as possible; the line of sight has a huge impact upon the final image and I need to get it right as soon as I can.

Oil paint can be a very evocative and sensual medium; just the feel, smell and the intensity of colours remind you of the history oils hold which adds to the stimulation of the senses when working. I begin the background by pushing the paint into the canvas with my fingers, this allows me to feel part of the piece at a very basic level and the movement of the oil beneath your fingers is very therapeutic giving a degree of speed and allowing spontaneous decisions to occur. I then start to work my way through brushes getting smaller until the detail starts to appear. The staining effect is created using transparent glazes of colour and copious amounts of scrunched cling-film which creates a fantastic texture. Sponges, rags and brushes are used to tidy up any areas and to add interest. For the impossibly crisp edges a thin layer of linseed oil is rubbed onto the canvas then wiped off to help with the movement of the brush across the surface, this allows me to work on the smooth sharp curves without any drag on the brushes, glazes are applied and tonal transitions are smoothed and deepened - it's this process that has taken so long to master. Turning a mass of colours and shapes into a picture locked in your imagination is unforgettable experience; I hope you enjoy my world!


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PETER SMITH

I'm an early riser, quite often I will be down in the studio by 6:30am looking at the previous days work and deciding which will get my attention today, the light early in the morning gives you a different view of your subject and allows me to make decisions with colour and depth that can be difficult in the full sun of midday. After a breakfast my wife Jayne heads off to work about 8:00am and I begin to get ready to paint, this normally involves changing into paint spattered jeans and t-shirt, then preparing the studio. This helps to clear my mind before I do the most essential thing of the day - choose the music!

A subconscious bond can appear between the ears, eyes and hand whilst painting and I try to maximise this harmony by listening to the right music, so the selection is very important. I also have my sketchpad at hand so I can put down on paper any random thoughts and images that jump into my mind. I also lay my colours out in the same order so naturally I can go straight to the colour without disturbing my concentration. Today I'm working on a large painting called “Let me see!” a very vivid piece in blues, reds and oranges that immediately made me laugh when I thought of the concept. It shows two of my characters peering back at the viewer from the corners of the canvas looking as much into our world as we look into theirs, both with a look of surprise as if they have just noticed us the viewers looking back at them.

I usually have a quick lunch when I come to a natural rest and I spend a while walking around the studio viewing the piece from different angles trying to be as critical as I can for the afternoon session. Painting usually finishes around 5:00pm when Jayne gets in from work, but I can quite often be found just picking up the brush as I pass my work just to add a little bit more...

A final look before bed leaves me with a little smile and I retire filled with excitement again for the following day.





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