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Thursday, June 20, 2013


("Between Paarl & Stellenbosch " - oil by John Smith)

Four Decades and still Going Strong is the title of an exhibition at Artisan Gallery of new work by John Smith

2013 marks 40 years as a career artist for John Smith for whom art is not just a job but a way of life. He is active in every aspect of his chosen field, always a champion for the betterment of the lot of artists and the upliftment of artistic standards.

Well-known for the strong, glowing colours of his oil paintings, landscapes and harbour scenes, he also paints a wide range of other subjects in watercolour and pastel. As a writer, he has been published regularly in newspapers, magazines and on the internet. He is also on the editorial team for SA Artist Magazine.

Feisty, undaunted and outspoken, he is a versatile and gifted artist whose work has steadily increased in value over the years.

Four Decades and still Going Strong runs until July 20 at Artisan Gallery, 344 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban. Phone 031 312 4364 or email