As a painter my practice is inherently studio based and I work in a dedicated light filled space. The subject of colour has been an overriding concern leading to the analysis of shape and surface in relation to colour-space-areas. This exploration has led to different materials being explored including screenprint and perspex. Due to geographic location and issues of cultural context my practice has included the idea of exchange and this has become an important part of my process. The cultural context of where and how an artwork is made and shown has become an integral function leading to the formation of collaborative partners and groups.
Smith has worked consistently with colour exploring different processes and methodologies including printmaking (The Surface of Colour 2001); collaboration, in establishing links with international partners (Galicia 2002, Macedonia 2003, Mexico 2004, Poland 2004 and Australia 2009) and public art projects (Barry 2009, Cardiff 2010 and Russia 2011). He studied at Norwich School of Art (Painting 1986) and Camberwell College of the Arts and Crafts (Printmaking 1996) and has taught part time throughout his career. He is currently subject leader for fine art with Lifelong Learning, Bangor University.