Ronald F Smith was born in Glasgow in 1946. He graduated in Drawing and Painting from the highly respected Glasgow School of Art in 1969. His awards include the David Cargill Award and the John Cunningham Award. Ronald has exhibited widely across Scotland and in Cornwall, Oxfordshire, and London. He was elected a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts in 1999 and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours in 2008. In 2006 Ronald was named one of the top Scottish artists to invest in by the Glasgow Herald.
Ronald's subject matters hold a familiarity - landscapes, sky scenes, and still lifes – yet he manages to create an intensely unfamiliar atmosphere with his paint. His painterly style forms a large part of the work's attraction, with his rough pastel scrapes of paint under which glimpses of sumptuous colour can be seen. Each of Ronald's works are beautiful to behold and must be seen in the flesh to absorb the warmth which radiates from them.
Hampstead AAF - Stand H7
27 - 30 October
20 October - 30 October, 2011