STEVEN P SMITH MAFA

PLEIN AIR AND STUDIO PAINTER

 

'I look to capture what I see in the everyday, modern world around me, working in all weather conditions from direct observation. I occassionally develop larger works from these paintings in the studio.

I have a passion for still life painting, capturing everyday objects and nostalgic items that I have collected throughout my life that link me to personal memories of people and places.'

 

All works are in oils on either panel or canvas.

All images are Copyright Steven P Smith.

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2022

24th November - 10th December 2022

 

I am delighted to have had 3 paintings chosen to be exhibited alongside ROI Members work at this years Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.

 

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters was founded in 1882 and is the only major British art society that promotes and exhibits work of the highest standard exclusively in oil paint. The ROI provides a centre of excellence and encouragement to all who love this robust medium and is based at the Mall Galleries, London SW1.

 

The ROI Annual Open Exhibition is held annually in November/December when non-members are afforded the opportunity to exhibit alongside established ROI members.

 

This years exhibition opens on Thursday November 24th, 10am - 5pm.

Exhibition closes Sunday 10th December at 5pm.

 

View all works online on the Mall Galleries website here: URL: https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/curators-choice/roi-artist-names-s-z?artist=43126

 

 

ING Discerning Eye Annual Exhibition 2022

11 November - 20 November 2022

I am delighted to have two paintings chosen to be exhibited in the ING Discerning Eye Annual Exhibition 2022 at the Mall Galleries, London.

 

The ING Discerning Eye Annual Exhibition is a show of small, domestic scale, works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics.

 

The Exhibition will open at the Mall Galleries, London, from the 11th to 20th November 2022 alongside a virtual gallery showcasing all the artists' shortlisted works with commentary and introductions by the selectors.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

         

'MAFA' mixed exhibition                             Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery 

1st October - 18th November 2022

 

'Distinguished Northern Artists'                  The Long Gallery, 4 King St. Clitheroe

8th - 14th October 2022

 

'Northern Connections'                              Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

29 October - 20th November 2022

 

ING Discerning Eye Annual Exhibition       Mall Galleries, London

11 November - 20 November 2022

 

ROI Annual Exhibition 2022                       Mall Galleries, London

24 November - 10 December 2022

 

 

MAFA

 

I am a full member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA) and was elected a MAFA council member in 2021.

The current MAFA group exhibition at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery is on from 1st October to 18th November 2022.

 

 

The Northern Boys

 

After a successful inaugural exhibition with 'The Northern Boys' at Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester in 2019, and successful shows with the group in 2020 and 2021 at Windermere Fine Art gallery, I regularly have work available in both of these prestigious galleries.

The group are working towards a major exhibition in London after plans for a show in 2020 had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

EXHIBITIONS 2022

 

'Back In The City' Mixed exhibition                               Windermere Fine Art Gallery

22 April - 22nd May 2022

 

'Euphoria' An Exhibition In Oils                                    The Gallery, Holt, Norfolk

23rd April - 31st May 2022

 

'The Lake District' Mixed Exhibition                             Windermere Fine Art Gallery

1st June - 30th June 2022

 

'Summer Show' Mixed Exhibition                                 Windermere Fine Art Gallery

1st July - 23rd July 2022

 

Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition        Mall Galleries, London

22nd September - 1st October 2022

 

Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA) Exhibition  Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

1st October - 18th November 2022

 

'Distinguished Northern Artists' Group Exhibition         The Long Gallery, 4 King ST. Clitheroe

8th - 14th October 2022

 

'Northern Connections' Group Exhibition                      Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

29th October - 20th November 2022

 

'ING Discerning Eye' Annual Exhibition 2022                Mall Galleries, London

12th - 21st November 2022

 

'Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition'          Mall Galleries, London

24 November - 10 December 2022

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS 2021

 

'10+1' mixed exhibition                                                 Contemporary Six, Manchester

December 4th 2021 - January 2022

 

'WFA Autumn/Winter Show' mixed exhibition               Windermere Fine Art gallery

1st October 2021 - February 2022

 

Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition           Mall Galleries, London

November 24th - December 5th 2021

 

MAFA 'All The Best' mixed exhibition                           Dean Clough, Halifax

October 30th - November 20th 2021

 

Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition        Mall Galleries, London

September 30th - October 10th 2021

 

'The Northern Boys' group exhibition                          Windermere Fine Art Gallery

July 31st - August 31st 2021

 

MAFA 'Art Of Every Day' group exhibition                  Gallery Oldham

18th May 26th June 2021

EXHIBITIONS 2020

 

Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition       Mall Galleries, London

September 30th - October 10th 2020

 

'10' mixed exhibition                                                   Contemporary Six, Manchester

November 27th 2020 - January 2021

 

'The Northern Boys' group exhibition                         Windermere Fine Art Gallery

September 2020 - January 2021

EXHIBITIONS 2019

 

MAFA 'Small Works' group exhibition                          The Whitaker Gallery, Rawtenstall

December 2019 - February 2020

 

MAFA 'Autumn Exhibition' group exhibition                 Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

21st September - 1st November 2019

 

MAFA group exhibition                                                 The Atkinson Gallery, Southport

July 2019

 

'The Northern Boys' group exhibition                           Contemporary Six, Manchester

May 2019

 

'Busman's holiday' mixed exhibition                             Picture House Gallery, Padiham

April 2019

AWARDS

 

PRESTON PORTRAIT CHALLENGE 2022                       2ND PLACE                                             PRESTON GUILD HALL

 

PRESTON PORTRAIT CHALLENGE 2019                       1ST PLACE                                             PRESTON HARRIS MUSEUM

 

PAINTING PADIHAM 2019                                                 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

                                                                                             3RD PLACE OVERALL

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