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David G Smith

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Sculptor David G Smith
David G Smith

About David G Smith

His own way of bronze sculpture creation, for anyone who might be interested in how he makes his pieces, a bit like making a suit of armour, he starts off by making an actual size model in plasticine, to use as a tailors dummy or mannequin, from this he make and cut paper templates of all the parts required to make the whole figure, He then use the templates to mark out on bronze plate all the pieces he needs, these are then cut out, annealed (softened) ready to be hammered into the required shapes for the figure, they are fitted onto the mannequin, and when complete, are ready to be assembled, welded together or onto an armature, when that is finished it is ready to have whatever finish has been decided on, usually some form of traditional patination, finally polished, and signed.
Sculptor David G Smith
David G Smith

Exhibition History of David G Smith

1979 - 1981 Chelsea Art Society, LONDON. Annual exhibitions.
1983 Pictureman Gallery, London ; One-man show.
1986 - 1995 Craft Centre and Gallery, Painswick, GLOS.
1987 - 1994 James Wells Gallery, Banstead, Surrey.
1988 - 1990 Garrat`s Gallery, Berkeley, GLOS.
1990 Jonathan Poole Gallery, Woodstock, OXON.
1991 - 1994 The Eton Art Gallery. Eton BERKS
1991 - 1994 Les Gallery des Beaux Arts, Ewell, SURREY
1992 The Arts Bar, Wigmore St, LONDON, One-man show.
1992 Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Gt Campston, GWENT.
1992 Collier-Bristow, Exhibition, LONDON.
1992 - 1993 Pangolin Editions Gallery, Stroud, GLOS.
1992 - 1993 Studio International, Wertbury-on-Trym, Avon.
1993 - 1994 Fiery Beacon Gallery, Painswick, GLOS.
1993 - 1998 Montpellier Gallery, Cheltenham&Stratford
1994 Adam Gallery, Bath, AVON.
1995 - 1998 Comton Cassey Gallery, Nr Cheltenham GLOS.
1998 Objet D`Art, Woodstock, OXON.
1998 Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, HANTS.
1999 -2000 Bournespring Gallery, Stroud, GLOS.
2000 Talks House Exhibition, Martin, HAMPS.
2004 -2006 Montpellier Gallery, Cheltenham, GLOS.
2007 The Shambles Gallery, Stroud, GLOS Two-man show.
2011 - 2013 Whittington Fine Art Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, OXON.
2013 - 2016 The Art Gallery, Tetbury, GLOS.&on line see below

Artist Statement of David G Smith

My bronze and stainless steel sculptures are all unique hand crafted, I use my own method to create the one off figures, this means you can have a sculpture fashioned solely by myself. I get my inspiration mainly from other artistic enterprises like dance, music plays a big part in the thought process too. I like the figures to show plenty of action and movement, and I try to portray the human form as realistically a possible.

Awards and Prizes of David G Smith

Having no formal art training, apart from some evening classes in sculpture and life drawing, his main influences come from his artistic parents, and his name being Smith, a trade name of old, so some of what he does as a sculptor, beating and shaping metal, I suppose is in his genes.
His early sculpture pieces were wood carvings, and later stone carving both figurative and architectural, some restoration work, whilst putting into practice clay and wax modeling, mould making and resin casting, techniques he has learnt in evening classes, always very useful to a sculptor.

Now to his hand crafted bronze sculptures, he uses his own method to create the one off figures he makes, this means you can have a sculpture fashioned solely by himself. His inspiration is mainly drawn from other artistic enterprises like dance. He likes his figures to show as much movement as he can portray, also to portray the human form as faithfully a possible.

He has been sculpting and for a living for over 40 years, and has been fortunate enough to have been commissioned most notably, to create sculptures for three of The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s cruise ships, ‘ Legend of the Seas ‘, ‘Grandeur of the Seas ‘ and ‘ Vision of the Seas ‘.
Other corporate commissions include.
Singapore Airlines, ’Cuprous Nymphaea’ for their first class lounge in Changi Airport, Others include,
Colin Draycott Group, their company logo ‘Teamwork’.
Rokes Ltd, garden sculptures,
Decora Ltd ranges of sports and decor related masters for casting,
And private commissions, include Dr&Mrs Layton, two resting dancers for their Cotswold estate,
Mr&Mrs L Slater a balancing figure ‘Jester&ball’, for their London home.

As for his current work, which he have concentrated on for the past 16 years, working on his own sculptures taking away the stress of deadlines, leaving him more time to be artistic, which does have its own challenges, but he does enjoy the creative process, transforming his thoughts and ideas into solid permanent sculptures. Trying to get it right for his own satisfaction, and of course yours, they are mainly the aforementioned dance related poses.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by David G Smith

Commissions:
1984 GAMBIT, of Mildenhall. A series of busts of famous historical people, presidents, prime ministers, composers, etc.
1985 COLIN DRAYCOTT GROUP Ltd, of Liecester. A sculpture of their company logo a pyramid of 10 men, called `TEAMWORK`
1989 Dr&Mrs LAYTON, of Nether Lypiatt. Two dancers at rest, called, `MELISSA` `CHRISTINE`
1991 ROKES Ltd. of Andoversford. Resting nude on a rock, for their range of garden statuary.
1995/8 DECORA Ltd. of Gloucester. A range of small sports related sculptures for the luxury gift market.
1994 ATC LOUDSPEAKERS, of Chalford. An art deco figure seated on a speaker as a point of sale attraction.
1994/5 ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE, of NORWAY. Six fabricated bronze jokers in costume for their liner `LEGEND OF THE SEAS`
1995/6 ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE, of NORWAY. Four fabricated bronze dancers&clowns, for their liner `GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS`
1997/8 ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE, of NORWAY. Two fabricated bronze harlequin figures, for their liner `VISION OF THE SEAS`
1998 SINGAPORE AIRLINES of SINGAPORE. A large fabricated copper sculpture `CUPROUS NYMPHAEA` for their first class lounge CHANGI AIRPORT.
1998 Mr L.SLATER, of LONDON, A fabricated bronze figure `JESTER&BALL` situated in the foyer of his London home.
2003/04 LAWSON JOHNSON. of Evesham. Carved finnials, for the interior decoration market.
2005/06 WESTON MITCHEL lTD. of Cirencester. Carved figurative plaques for luxury furniture.
2006 CREATIVE COMPOSITES. of Yeovil. Carved coat or arms for The Royal Ballet School.
2003/07 McCORMIC-WEEKS. of Cirencester. Carved finnials for the luxury interior decoration market.
1999/14 DECORA Ltd. of Gloucester. Decorative architectutal wood carvings, for interior designers.

Price Range of Work

David G Smith's work has a price range from £625 to £2,275
£600 -- £2500.

Mediums utilised

David G Smith's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

David G Smith's work is found in the following categories on site:
Spirit of Dance Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture (12)
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures (12)
Human Figurative Sculptures (9)
Wild Modern Contemporary Dance or Dancing sculpture (9)
Ballet Dancer Ballerina Classical Dance Sculptures Statues statuettes Figurines (8)
Sensuous Sexy Erotic (Nude Naked Girls Females Women Ladies) (7)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (6)
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs (6)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture (6)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (5)
Little Small Nude or Naked Girls Women Ladies Females Sculpture Statue statuettes Figurines (4)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (4)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (3)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (3)
Gymnast or Gymnastic sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (3)
Semi Nude / Naked Girls Females Women Sculptures (3)
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Emerging Form or Face or Feature sculpture statue statuette for sale (2)
Stylised Nude statue sculpture statuette ornament (2)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (2)
Fabricated Metal Abstract sculpture (2)
Indoor figurative sculpture (2)
High Relief or Haute Relief Carving Sculpture Wall Panel casting in Bronze / Copper (2)
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture (2)
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues
Arte Nouveau Style Sculptures
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Stylized People Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Couples or Group Sculptures
Fantasy sculpture or Statue
Aspirational / Inspirational Sculptures or Statues
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives
Small / Little Figurative sculpture / statuette / statuary / ornament / figurine
Stainless Steel Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture
Wall Panel Carved Engraved Cast Moulded Sculpture Statue plaque
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Horses Abstract / Semi Abstract / Stylised / Contemporary / Modern Statues Sculptures statuettes
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Proud of Pride In Self Confidence sculpture statue statuette
Abstract Dance / Dancer Sculptures
Nude Garden Yard Outdoor Outside Sculptures Statues
Metamorphosis sculpture statue
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