About the Artist
My name is Phil Smith.
I've been steeped in the visual arts all my life - burrowing in my father's art library at home, as a research student in the psychology of vision, as a photographer and as a painter.
I work mainly with acrylic spray paint on paper, card, canvas, plastic and metal.
I paint what I feel, not what I see. I am inspired by the forces of nature and the heavens above us. I love the way the paint moves under pressure, how it changes and transforms quiet surfaces into radical landscapes - sometimes serene, sometimes dangerous, always fascinating.
I create images that are full of motion and power. My paintings are an expression of my own passion and drive - carefully crafted, but free and unpredictable.
My aim is to evoke some of the same feelings in you...