Watch the Boy on the Beach painting come to life

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I am quite shy so I don't like people watching me paint as art paintings, especially portraits go through many layers, before they actually look realistic. The more layers in fact, then the more realistic the features and skin will look: 
The Boy on the Beach

What relevance has food to art inspiration?

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What relevance does food have to art inspiration?

Strange though it may seem my art inspiration was being drawn from food yesterday, as I was taken on a roller coaster trip reminiscing down memory lane. It all happened when I had a memory of "Manchester Tart". Many of you will probably be thinking "What is Manchester Tart?"

Manchester Tart  


New animal artwork - Coming Soon


Purchase a Copy of the Art Portfolio of Elle Smith

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Painting – “Purple Rain”

“Feelings can be painful when viewed through one pane of glass”

PAINTING – “Crapaud Rouge de Madagascar”

This painting is an oil on canvas at 8 by 10 inches, of this unique frog which is endemic to Madagascar. He is also known as a “Tomato Frog” due to his bright colouring. 

ART – Giant Panda gets his balloon


“Sunset on Johannesburg” – Oil on Canvas

This memory has been captured in a bubble for a friend who lives in Zambia! :) The artwork is only 8 by 10 inches, but I think it is a stunning way to keep this memory alive and fresh forever.

The Sumatran Orangutan

I have just finished my compact painting of this critically endangered species. You will probably remember the sketch from a few weeks ago. Well, what a difference now that I have “painted him in”. He looks too realistic for words, as his eyes seem to look deeply at you :) Please do not forget to […]