Vincent Smith – Artist Profile
Born in Dublin, Vincent studied at the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) in his earlier years.
After many years working in various roles in industry, he has returned to formal art training and has completed a number of advanced oil painting courses in various colleges and institutions.
Vincent’s working career in the IT and financial services industries interrupted his dedication to art and painting, and he has now returned with passion to full time painting.
Vincent is an award-winning artist who has exhibited in a large number of group and solo exhibitions over the past few years, including the annual open exhibitions of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Ulster Academy, Dublin Art Society and Dublin Painting & Sketching Club.
He is a member of both the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club and the Dublin Art Society.
He has held solo exhibitions of his works during major Arts festivals and shows. Vincent also exhibits in a number of galleries throughout Ireland. His artwork is exhibited in private, corporate and government collections across Ireland, UK and Germany. At a recent Royal Ulster Academy exhibition, the NI Arts Council recently purchased one of his works for display in Stormont.
His preferred medium is oil on canvas. He has also produced many watercolours, pastels and mixed media figurative works, including designs for published book covers. Vincent is primarily influenced by what he sees in the real world and works extensively on landscapes and seascapes of all types. His work mostly conveys life in Ireland and the diversity of the landscape. Vincent also creates portraits. He accepts commissions on all subjects, covering landscapes, seascapes, and portraits of people and pets.