Hi guys! I’m back with the second post from the Art with Meg series and today I’m talking all things Peter Smith.
Peter Smith is an award winning international Lincolnshire based artist, most famous for his Impossimals®, Lost Impossimals, Lost Alice and his upcoming animation series.
Peter has had such an interesting career! He has worked as an Architect, Surveyor and then a computer programmer all before deciding to join the creative industry, where he later worked for companies such as Disney, Warner Bros and Lucasfilm.
It was in 2000 that his wife encouraged him to pick up his paint brushes once more after giving up the hobby when he was just a child. It was shortly after his well known and loved Impossimals was born.
His earlier Impossimals paintings were based heavily on love, whereas more recently they have explored a variety of themes and incorporated more humour into each piece.
Each painting has its own story, sometimes they are based on real people and at other times based on fiction twisted with history.
Every piece of Impossimal artwork contains some kind of hidden item, be it a puzzle or a dot-
Impossimals are what Peter and Jayne Smith are most known for, however it was the Lost Alice’s Wonderland collection that secured him a place in my top 5 artists. The collection was released in 2015 and consisted of six paintings and four sculptures.
Call me biased (I am a happy owner of this particular piece) but my favourite painting from this collection has to be Tea for two and two for tea.
The only way to describe it is a playground for your eyes. There is just so much going on, from expressive facial expressions, movement and of course, the hidden objects throughout. We have had the painting on the wall for around 9 months now and I’m still discovering things that I hadn’t noticed before when I gaze over at it.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I could honestly write about art for days, however I’m aiming to keep the posts within this Art with Meg series fairly light for now as I’m still testing the waters.
Until next time!