Michael James Smith was born in Southend Essex in 1976 and is the son of the renowned British landscape painter, David Smith. After leaving secondary education, Michael studied Fine Art at Southend College and in 1994, at the age of 18, became a professional artist, sharing the same studio as his Father. Michael is greatly inspired by the British countryside and has completed many works based upon idyllic settings from around the UK. He is one of the UK’s leading landscape artists and holds a distinctive style, his work is quite photorealistic and embodies detail, observational accuracy and vivid natural colours. Michael’s oil paintings are highly sought-after and collected throughout the world; original work can be found in fine art galleries in the UK and also in a America. We have long been admirers of Michael’s work and we are delighted to showcase his exceptional paintings here at Carnes Fine Art.