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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Brian Smith

“I have been drawing and painting the human form for over fifty years now and I continue to derive an enormous amount of pleasure from it. Whether a classical drawing of the nude in sanguine chalk or a more whimsical drawing of a group of figures in compressed charcoal or an abstracted painting of the figure, the thrill of the human form and the challenge of recording and interpreting that form and its gestures and surfaces keeps bringing me back daily. I am an artist because the human form inspires.“

Brian Smith was accepted into the Ontario College of Art with advanced standings and full scholarship. After graduating in 1969, he worked as a graphic designer, including founding his own brand development company, LOGOSBRANDS, in 1979. Over the next 27 years, he and his design team won over 90 national and international design awards. Throughout this time, Brian has also been a practicing fine artist, specializing in classical drawing and painting from the figure. His works range through a variety of media and styles, and are represented in collections across Canada and the US. Brian has been on the faculty of Ontario College of Design, Haliburton School of the Arts, Humber College of Applied Arts, Durham College of Applied Arts, Koffler Centre for the Arts, Neilson Park Creative Centre, and Visual Arts Mississauga.


Karen Steffano said...

Brian, your work is simply outstanding! I am such a big fan!
Karen Steffano

Michelle de Villiers said...

Great paintings!

J(a)-(z)z said...

thanks for the comment, Karen and Michelle.

Have both a nice day


Fanny Ku said...

Your workshop on portraiture had inspired me to focus on portrait and figures for now on. I'm a big fan of your work.


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