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Brian Smith

Artist and Illustrator

I'm a professional Artist (25 years) chiefly in watercolour and all dry drawing media (pastel, charcoal, conte, plus various graphic media - Kurecolor, chinagraph, waterproof fine-liners  etc); I run 3 highly structured courses per week in Dore, Sheffield in all things watercolour and connected issues; Lecture in Design Communication / Observation and Communication at Hallam University; provide demonstrations and trouble shooting surgeries for various Art Societies; write and deliver Artist Residencies of 2-5 days duration  in Primary and Secondary Schools, for a class, a year group, or an entire school of 200+ pupils contributing towards joint outcomes; provide various workshops & programmes around aspects of drawing for Museums Sheffield; co-run Life Drawing classes at the Millennium Gallery for Museums Sheffield; design and provide commercial interior murals; publish two greetings card ranges (Christmas and year-round) celebrating the city of Sheffield which can be over-printed;  take commissions of all kinds especially property; design and supply cartoons, caricatures and calligraphy to a high professional standard; get involved in the occasional book illustration and I'm a compulsive sketcher/painter en plein air. 

My Facebook blog at Brian Smith Artist Sheffield gives some indication of the breadth of what I do, my style and how my head works when I'm producing images.


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