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Mike Smith

Painting, Booth 415

Inspired by the skies of Africa and the farms of Ontario, my work is a body of minimized and stylized landscapes in oil on canvas - the goal being some of the sense of time and space existing outside a city environment. Involved with art for most of my life, born in South Africa and raised in Zimbabwe, I arrived in Canada in the late 80’s. I began studying architecture, but switched to art and kept the wolf from the door as an award-winning art director/creative director in Toronto, until moving into the country to paint full-time in 2003. My work can be found in private collections as well as galleries in Europe, Canada and the US.