STEVEN P SMITH MAFA

PLEIN AIR AND STILL LIFE PAINTER

'I look to capture what I see in the everyday, modern world around me, working in all weather conditions from direct observation.'

 

'I have a passion for still life painting, capturing everyday objects and 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.

 

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Brushstrokes to Brands

5th August - 25th November 2023

Extended until 18th February 2024

Museum of Brands, Notting Hill

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

 

'Brush Strokes To Brands' Solo Exhibition

The Museum of Brands, Notting Hill.

5th August 2023  - 18th February 2024

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'The New Light Prize Exhibition'

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Paintings now available from Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

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Paintings now available from Windermere Fine Art Gallery

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Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2023

29th November - 16th December 2023

 

I am delighted that my painting 'Tin of Sardines' was chosen to be exhibited alongside ROI Members work at this years Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition. This is the 3rd consecutive year I have exhibited in this prestigious show. This painting is now Sold, thank you to it's new owner.

 

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 29th, 10am - 5pm.

Exhibition closes Sunday 16th December at 5pm.

 

View my painting on the Mall Galleries website here:

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MAFA

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

Manchester Academy of Fine Arts was created in 1858 and boasts former members such as L.S. Lowry, Ford Madox Brown and Annie Swynnerton.

Today it has a membership of over 110 diverse and talented artists. It's painters, sculptors and printmakers represent the best in fine art across the region.

The next MAFA group exhibition will be in the Summer of 2024.

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Northern Boys Art

 

After a successful inaugural exhibition with 'The Northern Boys' at Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester in 2019, I continue to paint & exhibit with this group of Plein Air Painters regularly in locations around the world.

The group are currently working towards a major exhibition in London at Panter & Hall, Pall Mall, in spring 2024.

EXHIBITIONS 2024

 

New Light Prize Exhibition'                                        Bank Side Gallery, London

27th Feruary - 3rd March 2024

 

'The Northern Boys Exhibition'                                  Panter & Hall, Pall Mall, London

Spring 2024

 

'New Light Prize Tour Exhibition'                               Rheged Arts Centre, Penrith, CA11 0DQ

14th March - 2nd June 2024

 

'New Light Prize Tour Exhibition'                              The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, NE2 1AN

29th June - 22nd September 2024

 

'New Light Prize Tour Exhibition'                              The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

12th October - 31st December 2024

EXHIBITIONS 2023

 

'Chiaroscuro Exhibition'                                             The Gallery, Holt

8th April - 16th May 2023

 

MAFA Summer Exhibition                                         Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax

17th June - 15th July 2023

 

'TALP Open 2023'                                                     Patchings Art Centre, Notts

13th July - 13th August 2023 

 

Guest Artist                                                               Adrian Hill Fine Art, Stamford

August 2023 -

 

'Brushstrokes to Brands' Solo Exhibition                  Museum of Brands, Notting Hill

5th August - 25th November 2023

 

'The Meditation of Drawing' MAFA Exhibition          Manchester Cathedral

10th September - 12th October 2023

 

'RSMA Annual Exhibition 2023'                                Mall Galleries, London

21st September - 30th September 2023

 

'New Light Prize Exhibition 2023'                             Williamson Art Gallery Birkenhead

30th September - 22nd December  2023

 

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

29th November - 16th December 2023

 

'The Winter Exhibition'                                              Contemporary Six, Manchester

16th November - 23rd December

                            

 

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

 

Winter Exhibition                                                           Contemporary Six, Manchester

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

 

Pre-Selected RA Summer Exhibition                           Royal Academy, London

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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