PRINTING & ABOUT THE ARTIST

PRINTING - Chris started printing in 2015 and is a member of Porthmeor Print Workshop. His current focus is on Collagraphs, a method of PRINTING that uses materials to build up the print plate and intaglio, meaning to cut into the plate. Each printed image is an original and not part of a print run. This is because the plate is re-inked and rubbed back (scrimmed ) after each image is printed and it is impossible to re-create the exact previous print.

ABOUT - Christopher Smith - Artist. Trained by the renowned Plymouth figurative painter, the late Robert O Lenkiewicz,  Chris works from Studio 7, Higher Bussow Studios, Towednack, St Ives, Cornwall, working principally on figurative drawings and paintings but is currently expanding his repertoire to embrace the influences of the St Ives artists and stunning landscapes of the Penwith Peninsula. These influences are moving Chris's output into abstraction, landscape, and the inclusion of figurative within these genre. Works created since Chris moved to St Ives in 2013 are shown on the FIGURATIVE & LANDSCAPE tabs and on this tab, PRINTING. Works created prior to my move to St Ives are shown in the collection "Pre St Ives Years". Chris is an Associate Member of the Penwith Society of Artists.

All works are for sale - use the contact form if you are interested in buying my work. Please quote the title and Stock No.

All STOCK images are licensed for commercial, publishing or personal use, making them suitable for home, business, web sites, as well as publication purposes.

Chris also runs courses on the painting methods of the late Robert Lenkiewicz covering his three basic principles of "The Tone of the Tone", "The Shape of the Shape" and "The Colour of the Colour". Course fees are £50 per day with some materials provided. You will be advised of what materials you need to bring with you at each stage of the course. Each stage can be tailored to suit your own timescales. Please use the contact form to enquire about these courses and include a note as to your own artistic abilities. Chris can also help find accomodation for you in the St Ives area. Please use the contact form for further information or enquires.

Chris welcomes feedback on his work so use the contact form to let him know what you think of his work and please do  contact me with any questions.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Visitors are welcome at his studio - just contact him to arrange a visit using the contact form or call me on 07767 301799.

Chris's studio is open to the public on most days, so your are welcome to drop in if you are in the area. Please call me before dropping in!


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