The Lovers - A resin sculpture by highly collectable artist Peter Smith.
<li>Edition Copies: <strong>150</strong></li>
<li>Size: <strong>14.25" Tall</strong></li>
Peter Smith Biography: I can never remember a time when I did not enjoy
some form of creativity; I gaze upon my childhood with a great sense of
fondness and looking back I realise why my love affair with painting
will never end.
Born in the small town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire my earliest memory
is of a present one Christmas that changed my life. It was a small book
of black and white illustrations; the book was called 'The Magic
Painter' and came with a paintbrush but no paints. To this day I
remember the exact feeling I had when I realised that this was very,
very special book indeed, you 'painted' the pages with water and the
colours magically appeared - I was hooked!
Holding on to this feeling I wanted others to share in my wonderment so
I began painting in earnest. I remember having a small watercolour paint
set which I took everywhere. Cats, dogs and people were all painted in
the same simplistic form but it was colours and shapes that fascinated
me and quite often my attempts degenerated into swirls of colour which I
now understand was the start of my art education. Along the way many
things added to my development, a few years as a surveyor gave accuracy,
a computer programmer added a methodical approach and a graphic artist
in the fashion industry put the last piece of the jigsaw together and
gave me an understanding of colour and composition, so in some small way
they all helped shape my style and in turn my future.
Two years ago I decided to return seriously back to painting, something
that had been delegated to a part time hobby, within a few weeks the
passion I worried may have dampened was still there - brighter and more
overpowering than before. In 2005 I fulfilled a lifelong dream when I
was offered the chance to work with Washington Green and within the few
short months I have been with them I can feel my potential expanding far
beyond my imagination.
As I finish this paragraph sat at my desk I feel a little tremble of
excitement and I look over my shoulder at my latest piece and smile...I
can't wait for you to see it!