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BIOGRAPHY

Ronald F Smith was born in Glasgow in 1946. He graduated in Drawing and Painting from the highly respected Glasgow School of Art in 1969. His awards include the David Cargill Award and the John Cunningham Award. Ronald has exhibited widely across Scotland and in Cornwall, Oxfordshire, and London. He was elected a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts in 1999 and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours in 2008. In 2006 Ronald was named one of the top Scottish artists to invest in by the Glasgow Herald.

Ronald's subject matters hold a familiarity - landscapes, sky scenes, and still lifes – yet he manages to create an intensely unfamiliar atmosphere with his paint. His painterly style forms a large part of the work's attraction, with his rough pastel scrapes of paint under which glimpses of sumptuous colour can be seen. Each of Ronald's works are beautiful to behold and must be seen in the flesh to absorb the warmth which radiates from them.

AWARDS:

1966 · John and Mabel Craig Bequest · GSA

1969 · Haldane Travelling Scholarship · GSA

1969 · Carnegie Travelling Scholarship · RSA (Royal Scottish Academy)

1997 · David Cargill Award · RGI (Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts ) Annual Exhibition

1999 · Elected artist member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts

2001 · John Cunningham Award · RGI Annual Exhibition

2008 · Inverarity Vaults Travel Award · RGI Annual Exhibition

2008 · Elected artist member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW)

2009 · AB Framing Award ‧ PAI (Paisley Art Institute) Annual Exhibition)

2010 · House for an Art Lover Award ‧ PAI Annual Exhibition

2012 · The Rendezvous Gallery • Artist In Residence Award • RSW Annual Exhibition

2012 ‧ Diploma of the Paisley Art Institute (PAI)

2013 ‧ University of the West of Scotland Award (PAI Annual Exhibition)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

Group Shows

1970 · Collins Gallery · Glasgow

1984 · Face to Face ‧ Lillie Art Gallery · Milngavie · Glasgow

· Contemporary Scottish Artists · Arthur Anderson & Co

1992 · Leone Cockburn Gallery · Hong Kong Exhibition

2000 · Royal Scottish Academy · Festival Exhibition

· The Green Gallery · Buchlyvie

2007 · Portland Gallery · London

2008 · Arteries Gallery · Glasgow

2010 · Manor House Gallery ‧ Chipping Norton

2011 · (Curator & Exhibitor) Picturing Places: Eight Viewpoints · House For An Art Lover • Glasgow

Solo Exhibitions

1979 · Lillie Art Gallery · Milngavie

1993 · Festival Exhibition · Leone Cockburn Gallery · Edinburgh

2005 · 2010 Lemon Street Gallery · Truro· Cornwall

2007 · 2009 · Edgar Modern International Art·Bath

2010 · RGI Kelly Gallery · Glasgow

2010 · Inverarity Vaults · Glasgow

2012 · Billcliffe Gallery · Glasgow

2013 ‧ Lemon Street Gallery ‧Truro

2013 ‧ EdgarModern Intl Art ‧ Bath

Regular Exhibitor in

Ainscough Contemporary Art· Dartmouth

Arteries Gallery • Glasgow

Billcliffe Gallery · Glasgow

EdgarModern Intl Art·Bath

Green Gallery· Buchlyvie

Lemon Street Gallery · Truro · Cornwall

RGI · RSW and PAI Annual Exhibitions

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Art Fairs in the UK (through Galleries)

PUBLICATIONS:

The (Glasgow ) Herald ‧ December 2006 ‧ 50 artists to invest in

Whoʼs Who in Art ‧ 33rd Edition onwards

The Dictionary of Scottish Painters :1600 to the Present ‧ J Halsby & P Harris

BBC/Your Paintings Website ‧ Public Catalogue Foundation

COLLECTIONS:

Adam & Co

Cunard : Queen Mary 2 Liner (Commission)

Edinburgh Fund Managers

Glasgow Museums

Lanarkshire Education Authority

Leeds Education Authority

Royal Bank Of Scotland

Walter Scott & Partners • Edinburgh

Private Collections Internationally