Monthly Archives: July 2014

All Mystery Is Born Here

All Mystery Is Born Here - detail of a drawing by David Smith

All Mystery Is Born Here (detail)
Ink on Somerset paper 559mm × 762mm

I got on well in the studio today and completed this imperial-sized in drawing that I had been wanting to do for weeks but not had the space or time till now. Really pleased with it and hope to finish setting up my photographic lights in the next few days so that i can get some good photos of this and other large works on paper.

The Seen & The Unseen exhibition in Ramsgate

The Dream's Malfunction - Abstract rawing by David Smith

The Dream’s Malfunction
Drawing – Ink on Somerset paper 381mm x 589mm

I’m finalising details of the  exhibition I will be having in The White Rooms at 42 Royal Road, Ramsgate 23-25 August 2014 as part of Ramsgate Arts Summer Squall Festival, Preview Evening on Friday 22 August. I will be showing some of my #Collage365 pieces as well as larger works on paper from my Tidelines series and Field drawings.

I’ll also be giving a talk about my work and the interplay between chaos and control, emotion and intellect that drives it. I’ll be telling the story of #Letter365 and introducing the delights of unseen art: #Letter365.

We had hoped that there would be the opportunity for people to create a piece of mailart that would feature in my #Letter365 installation next March in Bridport but due to other commitments our helpers are taking on during the Summer Squall we have had to cancel this.

Fine Arty Karate

Fine Arty Karate - collage by David Smith

Fine Arty Karate
Acrylics, graphite, paper 178mm x 252mm

Today’s #arteachday is a little collage from my messier side

Nine Red Lines

Nine Red Lines - collage by David Smith

Nine Red Lines
Paper & acrylic collage 148mm x210mm

I’m trying to get back to posting an image on Twitter every day with the hashtag #arteachday. This is a little compositional study I did this morning.

I get a tiny mention in Evolver this issue

It was nice to have a little mention in the review of DAW in the latest issue of Evolver. The article was written by the artist Fiona Robinson who said nice things when she was here. Thank you Fiona. This is the picture they used of me looking a bit gormless next to Outfall 2 with The Blessed and the Meek behind.

Picture of David Smith used in Evolver

Picture of David Smith used in Evolver

It’s nice when you are appreciated

screen grab of Twitter feed

Twitter endorsement from a client

I got this tweet in my Twitter timeline today. Feels great to have given some real pleasure to someone’s life and enhanced their home. This is one of the pieces Gabriel and Alan bought:

The Blessed and the Meek - Ink drawing by David Smith

The Blessed and the Meek
Ink drawing on handmade watercolour paper 559mm x 381mm