Richard Bardsley Smith

Richard Bardsley Smith

  • Biography

    Studied Town Planning at UNSW Faculty of Architecture in 1970s. First began watercolour painting at that time. Maintained painting as a hobby while working in public service and private sector. Setup and ran a planning and design consultancy with two friends for 25 years until recent retirement. Illustration and rendering work was often undertaken throughout working life while painting remained a hobby. Now seeking to paint full time in retirement.
    Accepted as a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI) 2019;
    Current Vice President of Randwick Art Society.

  • Awards

    Finalist in the Sydney Morning Herald Art Prize 1980s;
    Finalist in Mosman Art Prize 2003;
    First prize for watercolour in Sydney Royal Easter Show 2003;
    Highly commended watercolours in Sydney Royal Easter Show 2011 and Camberwell Art Show 2013;
    First prize for watercolour in Randwick Art Society Exhibition 2019;
    Third prize for watercolour in Sydney Royal Easter Show 2019;
    First prize for watercolour in Hunters Hill Art Show 2019;

    Commended and Highly Commended for watercolour in 2020 Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition;

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibited in Taiwan as part of the AWI Transition and Transformation Exhibition 2020;

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  • Richard Bardsley Smith

    Patterns of Commerce
    Framed: 75 x 92 cm Watercolour on Paper $1,800.00
  • Richard Bardsley Smith

    Subsistence and Abundance
    Framed: 72 x 92 cm Watercolour on Paper $1,800.00