The FNG gets featured

The December issue of Average Art magazine

My new painting titled The FNG gets featured in the art magazine Average Art.  Even though Average Art is a small publication it still feels really good to be recognised for doing something well. Some interesting artists in the December issue so I recommend heading over to Average Art’s website and buying a magazine or…

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New painting work in progress from Daggers to Dohnuts

From Daggers to Dohnuts. spray paint on canvas by artist Oliver Smith ©2017

This is a current work in progress of a large painting (130cm x 130cm). Part of a series of re-imagining of cafe diner scenes from popular cinema. An amalgamation of daydreaming my way through cinema these pictures are generated by contrasting objects that produces a dialogue which suggests a scenario of events and those that…

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Vietnam War Slang Series. Panel 1 of 26 – A is for Arclight.

Arclight. spray paint on canvas, Vietnam War painting by artist Oliver Smith

Arclight or Arc Light is the general term for the use of B52 bombers to provide CAS (Close Air Support), the title was first used as the monicer for mission Operation Arc Light in 1965; that mission consisted in part the deployment of B-52F Stratofortresses as conventional bombers from bases in the US to Guam to support…

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