Nicholas J Smith PROFILE PIC
Selected clients and commissions include;

Cllr Penny Brown, 753rd Mayor of Salisbury
Linda Lee, 2011 President of the Law Society
Geoff French, 149th President of The Institution of Civil Engineers
Professor David Balmforth, 150th President of The Institution of Civil Engineers
Brigadier Mike Griffiths CBE. Colonel of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
Captain Andrew Griffiths. The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.
Mark Allbrook, Professional cricketer and Headmaster of Bloxham Boarding School 
Sue Tilley, writer, model. ( Televised for Sky Arts “Portrait Artist of the Year”)
John Saint, Grand Superintendent of The Warwickshire Royal Arch
Professor John Mews
Greg Secker, Speaker, Entrepreneur
The Reverend David Rogers
The Reverend Penny Giles

Profile:

Born in 1973 Nicholas is an acclaimed portrait artist currently working from the South West of England. he is known for producing highly realistic meticulously crafted oil painting for both private commissions and public collections. 

He began his artistic career as an illustrator, with a wide ranging client list including GWR, BMW, Thalis and BP Castrol. He also enjoyed painting on a much grander scale, creating murals and large canvas paintings for local businesses. In 2005 he began a long running contract as in-house Art director with entertainments company Chordiem, designing and creating backdrops and props to accompany their stage presentations.

However, portraiture was always his passion and after a successful exhibition in 2009 he decided to specialise in this full time. Within a few short years he has built up a solid reputation as an outstanding draughtsman and one of the UK’s finest emerging portrait artists.

This has led to some extremely prestigious commissions, producing work for amongst others; The Ministry of Defence, The Law Society, The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Royal Arch and The Clergy. His work has been sold throughout Europe, Canada, UAE and Australia.

Nicholas J Smith unveiling

2013 Unveiling at The Institution of Civil Engineers

In 2013 he was approached by Storyvault productions to take part in the sky television series “Portrait Artist of The Year”. (Presented by Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell, for Sky Arts’ autumn schedule). He was later selected to appear in the Cardiff regional final where he painted a celebrity figure in front of an audience as part of a televised 4 hour sitting.

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2013 Filming for ” Sky Portrait Artist of The Year” at Cardiff
City Hall.

His Self Portrait painted in 2012 which featured in the television show, was also selected for publication in the 2014 hardback “A Little Book of Portraits” A collection of portraits and reviews to accompany the Sky TV Series. 



Aside from portraiture, he has created a series of figurative works for exhibition and publishing.  Theses works are represented by Blutulip publishers and many of the original paintings and limited edition prints can be seen online and in galleries across the UK.

Footer Text Quote " It presence was captivating, the portrait had a wonderful warm personality and intimacy, it was quite breathtaking to view and connect with."

Selected clients and commissions include;

Cllr Penny Brown, 753rd Mayor of Salisbury
Linda Lee, 2011 President of the Law Society
Geoff French, 149th President of The Institution of Civil Engineers
Professor David Balmforth, 150th President of The Institution of Civil Engineers
Brigadier Mike Griffiths CBE. Colonel of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
Captain Andrew Griffiths. The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.
Mark Allbrook, Professional cricketer and Headmaster of Bloxham Boarding School 
Sue Tilley, writer, model. ( Televised for Sky Arts “Portrait Artist of the Year”)
John Saint, Grand Superintendent of The Warwickshire Royal Arch
Professor John Mews
Greg Secker, Speaker, Entrepreneur
The Reverend David Rogers
The Reverend Penny Giles

Profile:

Nicholas J Smith PROFILE PICBorn in 1973 Nicholas is an acclaimed portrait artist currently working from the South West of England. he is known for producing highly realistic meticulously crafted oil painting for both private commissions and public collections.

He began his artistic career as an illustrator, with a wide ranging client list including GWR, BMW, Thalis and BP Castrol. He also enjoyed painting on a much grander scale, creating murals and large canvas paintings for local businesses. In 2005 he began a long running contract as in-house Art director with entertainments company Chordiem, designing and creating backdrops and props to accompany their stage presentations.

Nicholas J Smith unveilingHowever, portraiture was always his passion and after a successful exhibition in 2009 he decided to specialise in this full time. Within a few short years he has built up a solid reputation as an outstanding draughtsman and one of the UK’s finest emerging portrait artists.

This has led to some extremely prestigious commissions, producing work for amongst others; The Ministry of Defence, The Law Society, The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Royal Arch and The Clergy. His work has been sold throughout Europe, Canada, UAE and Australia.

In 2013 he was approached by Storyvault productions to take part in the sky television series “Portrait Artist of The Year”. (Presented by Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell, for Sky Arts’ autumn schedule). He was later selected to appear in the Cardiff regional final where he painted a celebrity figure in front of an audience as part of a televised 4 hour sitting.

Portrait-Artist-Of-The-Year-E04-Gallery-16-16x9-1His Self Portrait painted in 2012 which featured in the television show, was also selected for publication in the 2014 hardback “A Little Book of Portraits” A collection of portraits and reviews to accompany the Sky TV Series.

Aside from portraiture, he has created a series of figurative works for exhibition and publishing.  Theses works are represented by Blutulip publishers and many of the original paintings and limited edition prints can be seen online and in galleries across the UK.

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Footer Text Quote " It presence was captivating, the portrait had a wonderful warm personality and intimacy, it was quite breathtaking to view and connect with."