Neil Smith

St Anthony's Chapel, by Neil Smith

Neil Smith first exhibited at the Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show in 2013. In our Shows in 2019 and 2020, you may recall seeing Neil drawing caricatures of members of the audience – at their request, naturally!

Loudon Hill, by Neil Smith

From an early age drawing and painting have been a source of immense pleasure and escapism. In my opinion, art should be inclusive and fun – elements I ensure are foremost at both my private and local council run art classes. I firmly believe that art can be a means of social interaction, delight and enjoyment for all – regardless of age, ability, wealth or health.

St Anthony’s Chapel, by Neil Smith

I have worked frequently ‘en plein aire’ both at home or in Cornwall, whose rugged coastline is another source of inspiration, both man and boy. One of my highlights of recent times was appearing on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year at West Wycombe 2020. A great privilege especially during a difficult year for us all and honoured to have my work described as “Big, Bold and Beautiful”.

Wallace Monument, by Neil Smith

You can also often find me at corporate events, social occasions or on a commission basis at fairs indulging in my first love – creating comic strips and caricatures. This is very much a face to face situation with the added bonus of meeting and interacting directly with anyone who shares my delight in Art.”

Neil Smith

Calderside Road, East Kilbride, by Neil Smith

All these paintings are for sale. Medium used: acrylic.

By Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show

The Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show will, in 2021, be running for the 41st time. 2021 will see us venturing online for the first time, making for an exciting year ahead for the team of volunteers making this event happen.