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Peter Smeeth

Colour In Your life Peter Smeeth

Featured artist Peter Smeeth appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Eleven (11). Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.

Born 1949 in Griffith, NSW, Australia and educated at Yanco Agricultural High School, Peter Smeeth studied Medicine at the University of Sydney from 1966 to 1971 and after working at Royal North Shore Hospital and Canberra Hospital spent 34 years as a family doctor in General Practice at The Entrance on the Central Coast of NSW.

He changed to full-time art practice in 2008 and works as a professional portrait artist in Sydney and the Central Coast.

Peter has drawn and painted since early childhood and always regarded his art practice as a search for excellence that continues to this day. He has a special interest in the human condition which is manifest in his portraits and figurative works but he enjoys all forms of art from the totally abstract to the super real. He works in most media …pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, oil, acrylic, and does sculptural work in plaster or bronze.

In his realist paintings, he aims to paint light and space making the flat canvas appear three-dimensional. He strives to make his portraits life-like and alive so that the viewer feels the subject is actually present and he likes to see friends and relatives of the subject talking to the portrait.

He is available for portrait and other commissions in Sydney, Australia, as well as worldwide, and is willing to paint any subject. He is happy to paint still lifes with family heirlooms, religious subjects, history paintings, deceased persons from photographs and to paint any idea, fantasy or nightmare, in collaboration with the person commissioning the work. For example, if you wanted to be painted as a subject in a Greek Myth, a king, a queen, a peasant, a saint, or have your own spiritual vision captured on canvas, it can be arranged.

You can contact Peter via his website:

Episode: S11E09

Original Air Date: 17th October 2015

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  1. Anne Parker on October 16, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Incredible realism and 3D effects and beautiful light and dark contrasts.

  2. gwen33 on October 16, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    What a superb artitist o to paint portraits like that. BravoS

  3. patrick laver on October 24, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    An amazing artist – with a great knowledge of products that he uses to their full potential to achieve the beautiful works he produces

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