Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Barry Ross Smith

Barry Ross SmithBarry Ross Smith (1964 - ) was born in Northland, New Zealand. Barry's mother was a school teacher and his father worked at Affco Freezing works and they lived in a small cottage on his uncle's farm. Barry trained as a sign writer and also worked as a commercial artist overseas for many years. Ross-Smith has now been painting professionally for nearly a decade and prints of his farming series have been among our most popular prints for the last few years. His art has also been acclaimed by critics including a terrific review that called Ross-Smith's paintings "hymns to rural New Zealand ... tellingly observed and cleverly rendered" [NZ Herald].

We are delighted to now have Barry's new series of giclee prints in stock - these extremely high quality prints continue his farming theme but there are also new beach, open edition and limited edition prints of Ross-Smith's work. Pictured are "Weathered" and an intriguing new print of the Queen with moko.

Queen With MokoWeathered by Barry Ross Smith


1 comment:

  1. Hello, I'm an art student in Nelson and came accross this print by Barry Ross Smith...it is certainly a beautiful image but I am curious...has anyone suggested that it is potentially extreemly offensive to maori?? Has it been in public exhibition at all? and if so where? Many thanks :)

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