by Louis Smith

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700 x 550 mm

Louis Smith studied painting at Sheffield Hallam University and scene painting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. He has recently completed a course at Angel Art Academy, Florence and his work has been seen in group shows in Florence, Manchester and London.

The portrait is of George Aird, a well-known figure in north-west England through his connection with the painter L.S. Lowry. Smith says of the composition: ‘I painted George smoking a cigarette because it would have looked odd not to. Sometimes props are used in portraiture to define the sitter, it was a gift I couldn’t refuse.’

    © Louis Smith