Peter S Smith RE

Paintings, Drawings and Prints

6 – 17 March 2019

Meet the Artist: Saturday 9 March 2 – 4 pm

The exhibition by Peter S Smith reflects his interest in normal everyday experiences and the ways that these can be transformed by the materials, processes and metaphors of a shared visual language. 

Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and a Member of the Society of Wood Engravers. His work is held in many private and public collections including, Tate Britain; The Ashmolean, Oxford; The Fitzwilliam, Cambridge; The Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.  

“The Way I See It – Wood Engravings and Etchings by Peter S Smith” Piquant Editions 2006, has an introductory essay “No Endangered Species” by Dr. Calvin Seerveld.

“Peter’s wood engravings and etchings are so much expressions of the identical sensibility, rather than exercises in contrasted media, that they subliminally make one think of him not as a wood engraver or an etcher as such, at all, but as a printmaker and an artist. Not all wood engravers achieve that, let alone effortlessly. He has done his printmaking MA, he knows all about techniques but he never succumbs to the flash or relies on the technically accomplished. He keeps his work and us always on the edge.” 

Simon Brett RE (Book review of ‘The Way I See It’ in Multiples, November 2006).  

Peter S Smith has a BA Fine Art (Painting) from Birmingham College of Art and Design (1969) and a PGCE from Manchester Polytechnic (1970). He was awarded the West Midlands Arts Fine Art Fellowship (1977-1979) and an MA (Printmaking) from Wimbledon School of Art (1992). 

He lives in Richmond and his studio is in London at the St Bride Foundation.