Smeeth, Peter

PROFILE

Born Griffith NSW, Peter Smeeth studied Medicine at the University of Sydney and worked as a family doctor for 34 years before changing to full-time Art Practice in 2008.

Peter paints from life, from photographs or a combination of both and strives to make the painting real and alive so that the viewer feels the subject is actually present.

Peter accepts commissions worldwide and will paint posthumous portraits, commissioned landscapes, still lifes, animals, figurative works with allegorical and religious subjects, in fact any type of painting that a client may request.

Peter Smeeth has hung in many selected National exhibitions including the Archibald, The Black Swan, the Shirley Hannan, and the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, and he is having a retrospective of his portraits at the Gosford Regional Gallery in July-August 2015

WEBSITE – petersmeeth.com

MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW
Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute
Member of Portrait Artists Australia

Peter Smeeth -  PAA opening Canberra Parliament House 2012

Peter Smeeth – PAA opening Canberra Parliament House 2012


 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

The Archibald Prize   2006, 2007, 2010
The Archibald Salon des Refusés   2004, 2008, 2012, 2013
The Sulman Prize  2011
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize   2002, 2004, 2009
The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award  2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture  2009, 2010, 2012
The Mortimore Prize   2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
The Inglis Equine Art Prize 2011, 2012, 2013
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing  2009, 2013
The Gallipoli Art Prize 2011, 2012, 2013
 

AWARDS

2011 – Winner – The Sulman Prize AGNSW
2010 – Winner The  Mortimore Prize
2010  – The Peoples’ Choice Award – Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
2008 – The Salon des Refusés Holding Redlich Prize
2007  – The Peoples’ Choice Award – Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
2006 – Winner – Art on the Rocks People’s Choice Winner

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2008 – Malcolm Cusick   –  Gosford Race Club
2010 – Michael J Sharpe –  Cranbrook School
2011 – Professor Gordon Parker – Black Dog Institute

 

Peter Smeeth with his portrait of Nafisa as Cleopatra at the 2013 PAA exhibition NSW Parliament House

Peter Smeeth with his portrait of Nafisa as Cleopatra at the 2013 PAA exhibition NSW Parliament House


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