Celebrating FabrianoInAcquarello – Italy 2019 – Graham W. Smith
Australian Artist – Graham W Smith
We celebrate the selection of Graham’s Watercolour Work again for FabrianoInAcquarello – Italy 2019
His main oeuvre is landscapes and seascapes but in the 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize his oil painting of “Silver Steve”, a human statue in Queen St Mall was one of 200 semi finalists out of 1200 entries Australia wide.
His works are predominantly vignettes of life, usually from the many countries he has visited over the course of his career. Graham likes to paint his work on site and then return to his studio and develop the studies into much larger works.
Examples of this practice is the Work we are showcasing here – during our amazing time in Fabriano – Italy last year – the meeting point for Aussie Artists was the Cafe Ideal – in the Piazza del Comune right in the centre of the old town of Fabriano – the Art Deco mirrors caught Graham’s eye and when he came home these mirrors were his inspiration!
Mirror Ideal Cafe I
38 x 56 – Watercolour on paper
Mirror Ideal Cafe II
Graham has held workshops in all mediums in Qld, S.A., N.S.W., Tasmania and Western Australia and has tutored at the Bunbury Regional Gallery, Tweed River Regional Gallery and Bundaberg Regional Gallery.
Over the last 19 years he has contributed over 17 tutorial articles as well as a monthly “Art Tips” column that ran for 5 years in the Australian Artist magazine.
His TV programme “Arts Masterclass” shown over 12 episodes on Briz 31, has been aired in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and he also ran a twice weekly art tips segment on Bay FM radio, Brisbane for 9 months.
His work is in the collections of Sunshine Coast Regional Gallery and Pine Rivers Gallery.
Judging engagements have included Hervey Bay Art Awards, Mt Isa, Blackwater, Bell, Gatton, Beenleigh, Redlands, Redcliffe, Gold Coast and the Watercolour Society.
His watercolour and acrylic sketch books done in Italy, Tahiti and Thailand with many of these images reproduced in articles in the “Australian Artist” magazine and have included many developed into larger works across all mediums.
In 2004 he became a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia. In 2005 Graham received a scholarship from the Pastel Society of America in New York.
In 2015 Royal Queensland Art Society awarded him a Fellowship to the Society for his services to art and he has created over 2750 works across all mediums.
Contact: Graham W Smith – Gallery/Studio
+61 7 3893 1976
4 Astley Street – Wynnum Queensland 4178 – By Appointment Only