Jeremy Smith

About the Artist

Jeremy Smith was born in 1946 at Louth, England, and moved with his family to Canada in 1948. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and French from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, in 1969.

Smith spent three years (1969-71) studying classical Japanese brush  paintingWorks of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is either a tightly stretched piece of canvas or a panel. How the ground (on which paint is applied) is prepared on the support depends greatly on the type of paint to be used. Paintings are usually intended to be placed in frames, and exhibited on walls, but there have been plenty of exceptions. Also, the act of painting, which may involve a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's other concerns which effect the content of a work. (Artlex.com)   techniqueAny method of working with art materials to produce an art object. Often implied is the sense that techniques are carefully studied, exacting, or traditional, but this is not necessarily the case. Examples include basketry, blotting, carving, constructing, découpage, embossing, encaustic, exquisite corpse, firing, folding, hatching, kerning, laminating, marbling, modeling, necking. (artlex.com)   in Tokyo, Japan. This period had a profound effect on Smith’s work, as he developed a deep respect for the mastery of the restrained and disciplined line in Japanese painting. Through his studies in Japan, Smith brings together elements of eastern and western traditions of art in his work. His work generally reflects the high realist tradition.

Smith’s work is held in many private and public collections in Canada. He currently lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario.


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