Michael James Smith. British Landscape Artist
Michael was born in Southend-on-Sea Essex in 1976. The second son of the British landscape artist, David Smith,
Michael excelled in drawing, painting and other art-related subjects throughout his school days. At the age of seventeen, he achieved a place at the Southend College of Art and Technology to pursue his initial desire to train as an architect.
At 19 Michael completed his first painting in four weeks. A local gallery accepted it on sale or return; before he arrived home from the gallery, it was sold. This initial success was followed when shortly after a gallery in Leatherhead, Surrey agreed to display some of Michael’s works. Within a few weeks the gallery began to purchase all of his paintings as demand began to outstrip supply. This has been a continuing aspect throughout his highly successful career with an ever-increasing international client base with over half of his annual output being sold in the U.S.A. His contemporaries, appreciative clients are aware he is on track to become one of Britain’s foremost landscape artists. michaeljamessmith.com