David Smith RSW

About David

Born in Dumbartonshire where he continues to live and work, David studied at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Print Studio and Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. A past President of the Glasgow Group of Artists, he is a recipient of numerous awards including the David Cargill Prize in 2001 and more recently the Fabriano Residency Award at the 2018 RSW annual exhibition.

A keen hillwalker and mountain climber, David has travelled across the world but the coastlines and landscapes of his home country continue to be his greatest source of inspiration.

As a plein air artist, David paints and sketches on location to quickly capture the atmosphere of a particular location before returning to his studio to create a finished piece. Working in either watercolour or oil, he references his smaller studies in order to create expressive and evocative depictions of land and sea.