West Norfolk Artists Association

Michael Smith


Painting of a Blue Boat

The Blue Boat - Aldburgh

Painting of yachts racing in norfolk

Racing off Snettisham Beach

Painting of beached boats

Waiting for the Tide

Painting of boats at Sheringham

Loading the Boats - Sheringham

Painting of cliffs at Happisburg

Coastal Erosion - Happisburg

Painting of sunbathing on Chesil Beach

Relaxing on Chesil Beach

Artist's Biography

Born: Uppingham, Rutland 1937
Served in Royal Airforce Dental Branch
Began painting and drawing 1969
Elected member of Leicester Sketch Club 1971
Elected member of Leicester society of Artists 1973
Awarded the Society's Ellis Prize 1973 / 1977 / 1979
Chairman of Leicster Society of Artists 1998 - 1999

Open Exhibitions
Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery
Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery
Hunting Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 1976 / 1977
Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 1977 / 1979
Eastern Open 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012

One Man Exhibitions
University of Leicester Vaughan College 1975 / 1977 / 1997
Uppingham School 1975
Haymarket Theatre, Leicester 1976
Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester 2000

Major Prizewinner of Saunders Artists in Watercolour Competitions 1977 / 1979 (1st)

Qualified teacher in further education (FAETC certificate) - taught for Leicestershire Education Authority from 1975.
Employed by Gadsbys of Leicester (art dealers, framers and restorers) to develop their art/graphics business in 1973.
Lectured and demonstrated artist's materials and techniques for Winsor & Newton and Daler-Rowney from 1975.
Moved into full-time teaching (painting and drawing) at Leicester High School for Girls in 1988 and taught to GCSE and A level. Retired in 1997 and relocated to Norfolk to paint in 2003.
Married with two sons, both involved in illustration. Other interests include music (jazz musician) cycling, fishing, guitar building and restoration.

Former agents
Stocker's Gallery, Wells-next-the-sea
Crane Kalman, King's Road, Chelsea
Seen Galleries, Paddington St. London W1
Look Gallery Helmsley
Cranford Arts Knutsford

Contact this Artist

Michael Smith
17 Old Hall Drive
King's Lynn
PE31 6JT

Tel: 01485 541262 (viewing by appointment)

Email: jamijazz@mypostoffice.co.uk