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Miriam Smith Art

I was born in the Highlands of Scotland near Inverness. Being brought up with the sea close on one hand and heather clad hills on the other, instilled me with a fascination of the natural world. From as far back as I can remember this interest came hand in hand with a compulsion to draw and paint. Despite this, I spent most of my adult life working in office administration, with drawing and painting continuing as 'just a hobby'. It was not until I reached 40 that I decided to pursue a career in art. Since then I have been lucky enough to exhibit, with some success, in a number of Scottish galleries.


I work in a variety of media but predominately watercolour, which I love for its fluidity, freshness and unpredictability, properties which I feel are echoic of Scotland itself. Many of my paintings feature the ever-changing sea, mysterious woods or the tiny, yet bold, wildflowers that colour the countryside. I paint spontaneously, preferring not to over plan so that I can work with the medium rather than try to restrain it. This allows the painting to change and progress with each piece of work becoming an exploration , not just of my subject but also of the paint and it's interaction with water and paper. I maintain an element of experimentation within my work and painting continues to be an adventure and quite simply, a joy.


Places I have exhibited:-

McGregor Fine Art, Glasgow. 2012 to present day

Castle Gallery, Inverness. 2007 to present day

ParaSnowBall Charity Auction, London. 28 April 2016

Loch an Eilein Gallery, Aviemore. Solo Exhibition April 2013, Mixed Exhibitions 2014 - 2020.

The Druie, Aviemore. Solo Exhibitions - July 2013, August 2014, September 2015, June 2016, July 2017, August 2018

Carron Pottery and Gallery. Strathcarron. 2010 to present day

1896 Gallery, Boat of Garten, 2014 to present day

Gallery 48, Cromarty, 2015 to present day

Logie Steading 2015 to present day

Tomintoul Gallery, 2015 - 2019

Claire Innes Gallery, Fort William, Now Closed.

Strathpeffer Art Fair. 2007 to 2022, Winner of the Silent Auction Award 2016

Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge. May/June 2013 to 2019 (A Creative Cairngorm event)

Skyeworks Gallery, Portree, Isle of Skye. 2017

The Beauly Gallery, Beauly, 2014, 2015

The Wee Gallery, Cullen, 2016 – 2017

The Pagoda, Grantown on Spey, 2016 - 2017

Iona Gallery, Kingussie, 2014, 2016

Eden Court Theatre, The Stalls Gallery. Inverness. 2010 to 2015

Inverness Airport, Dalcross. July to September 2013

Tore Art Gallery, Inverness. 2004 to 2012

ASI Annual Exhibitions. 2004 to 2022

Budding Genius, Dornoch. 2013 to 2015

Grantown Museum, 2012 to 2016

Highland Hospice Art Exhibition, Beauly. 2006 to 2014

A’anside Studios, Tomintoul. 2012

Speyside Heather Centre, 2013 to 2015

Abstract Gallery, Beauly. 2008 to 2011

Floral Hall, Inverness. Solo Exhibition 2007

Highland Art Show, Strathpeffer. 2007 to 2009

Richard Childs Gallery, Oban. 2006 to 2009