Hi land a prize!

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Custom Art | No Comments
Hi land a prize!

Hi land a prize! Like and Share shirleysmithart on facebook now and enter our first ever free prize draw. Part of our celebration launch of our new highland coo series at the Sundays Glasgow International Highland Cattle Show this Sunday, 24 August. Free to enter after liking and sharing shirleysmithart First prize A magnificent box canvas […]

Say Hi @ Highland Coo Show

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Custom Art, News and Updates | 2 Comments
Say Hi @ Highland Coo Show

Just love these canny beasts – you too? Maybe it’s their individual personalities or maybe its something else – I just felt compelled to make them the focus of my new series. What better place to launch the series than Glasgow International Highland Cattle Show – Sunday 24 August at Pollock Park, Glasgow. This will […]

Launch of the Highland Series

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Custom Art | No Comments
Launch of the Highland Series

Delighted to release the first 5 new paintings in my new Highland Series.  Inspired by travels across Scotland and my life long love of Highland Cows ….. the two come together in this new Series.  Which one will be your favorite?  Lets start with these two sweeties. It had been a long time since I […]

On making dreams come true …. In Venice & Inverness

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in News and Updates, Perspectives, Travel | One Comment
On making dreams come true …. In Venice & Inverness

Imagine if all our wildest dreams come true. Is that then a life fulfilled? And as we travel fulfilling our own dreams do we also have a duty as caring human beings to help others live their dreams too? A few days ago my son and I took the morning train from Inverness to Kyle […]

Happy Birthday Series Celebration Video

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Custom Art | No Comments
Happy Birthday Series Celebration Video

We have come a long way over the last year ….. enjoy a taste of a few of the highlights in our Happy Birthday Series of contemporary organic abstract artworks. Explore the Happy Birthday Series from shirleysmithart | inspiring happy thoughts from Shirley Smith on Vimeo. Enjoy a tour of the first year of abstract […]

What 1 thing connect a lipstick, a crayola crayon and this painting?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Custom Art | One Comment
What 1 thing connect a lipstick, a crayola crayon and this painting?

Dear Tracy, TracyC@MACCosmetics – You are amazing I could not MAKE this UP if I tried. I hope the boss of Consumer Response Representatives (that’s customer service or even customer care to most earthlings) knows how lucky they are to have you on the Emergency Consumer Response Team.  I bet you get extra bonus payments, […]

In and Out the Comfort Zone

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in News and Updates, Travel | No Comments
In and Out the Comfort Zone

Funny thing freedom. Being able to do as you please. And then which choices do we consciously make? The last few days were all about that. How lucky to be able to

Shared a room with a passionate man in Mayfair last week

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Perspectives | No Comments
Shared a room with a passionate man in Mayfair last week

Thought that might get your attention.  It was a bit of a surprise to me too as I had not quite expected what I got.  Keep an open mind Shirley – who knows where this might lead. A whirlwind swept onto the stage and the audiences’ attention with it – I am guessing there were […]

Big Milestone Achieved

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in News and Updates | No Comments
Big Milestone Achieved

Lets Celebrate! Yes, its celebration time.  It’s taken a while.    Just like the medal winners at the Winter Olympics – perseverance sometimes eventually pays off.  It has taken me 150 days to get here. And the big milestone we reached this week is …… shirleysmithart is now on one of the fastest growing online […]

So what makes a friend a friend?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Perspectives, Reviews | 3 Comments
So what makes a friend a friend?

  This has been on my mind a lot lately.   All of a sudden, people from both my distant and not so distant past are popping up.  There is a re-connection somehow.   Do you need to see a friend regularly to call them a friend?   A visit to the Rupertinium Gallery bang right in the middle […]

Impact & Incredible India

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Perspectives, Travel | One Comment
Impact & Incredible India

Make dreams come true.  It’s one of the things I have strived to help others do in my own way throughout my career.  Recently though, I have been very fortunate to make a dream of my own come true.  As an artist I knew that the many colors of India would inspire many things.  I […]

New Years Resolution – Get Painting

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Perspectives | No Comments
New Years Resolution – Get Painting

New Year Resolution – book self onto painting course.  Tick.  Done – and we’re only 12 days into January! There is something joyous in achieving what you set out to achieve.  A big tick in the ‘feel good factor’ box. Perhaps you, like me, want to master a craft.   That means continuous learning and experimenting […]

Time travel to Cote d’Azur – made easy Renoir Style

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Perspectives, Reviews, Travel | No Comments
Time travel to Cote d’Azur – made easy Renoir Style

In a tiny cinema I sat full of anticipation.  How many times have I gazed into beautiful picture postcard images of the French Riviera or Cote d’Azur enticing viewers to spend time there?  Vogue, Conde Nast Travel and the whole range of magazines available at the hairdressers and my local café regularly feature this corner […]

Welcome – Join me on a Journey

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in News and Updates | One Comment
Welcome – Join me on a Journey

  At last, its here.  A huge big thank-you to everyone who helped and supported in making this dream finally come true. A new world just opened up for me.   First of all, I’ve had to learn so many new skills, shift my mindset several times, be open to approaches I initially could not […]