Elizabeth A Smith PRSMA

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Elizabeth is the current President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. She was elected to this office in October 2013, having already served 5 years as the Vice President. She has the honour of being the first woman in the 75 year history of the Society to hold either office.

 

Elizabeth gained national recognition as an artist when, in 1992, The Royal Society of Marine Artists presented her with the Charles Pears Award for the best picture in the annual exhibition submitted by a non-member. Having demonstrated the consistently high standard of her work over a number of years, she was elected first to associate membership and then to full membership in 2001. In 2003, whilst still a relatively new member, she was elected as one of the four officers, and a trustee, of the RSMA. In 2008 she was elected unopposed to the position of Vice President, and in 2013 was unanimously elected President, the highest position in the Society.

 

In addition to exhibiting with the RSMA, she has frequently had work selected for the annual exhibition of The Pastel Society, at The Mall Galleries, London, and The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. She has won numerous awards, locally and nationally.

 

Pastel is Elizabeth’s preferred working medium and her paintings cover such diverse subjects as landscape, marine, industrial scenes and still-life.

 

Elizabeth, who was born in the New Forest area of Hampshire, moved to the North East in the mid 1970’s and for many years lived on the northern edge of the North York Moors. In 2011 she moved south again and now lives in North Oxfordshire.