Brian Smyth

Brian Smyth studied at the Crawford College of Art and Design from 1991 to 1995. Brian was awarded the Lavit gallery's Student of the Year prize in 1994. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and London and is work is regularly seen at the Lavit Gallery.

He is best known for his intimate paintings of portraits of men and women, and his ability to transcend the personal relationship between artist & model and involve us in this delicate and most intimate relationship. His figures are often caught in a particular moment, within an atmospheric setting and usually depicted with his characteristic earthy brown palette.

Recently Smyth has been studying in Florence which sees him focusing on the technical aspects of capturing the figure using the simplest of materials