Damian Smith (BA Hons) was trained as an artist at Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds, where he lived and studied Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking as an undergraduate between 1999-2002. During this time, he was commissioned to design three new stained-glass windows for a church in Yorkshire to celebrate the Millennium. His designs were simple, yet so complex in style that the Master Glazier had to invent ground-breaking new techniques in order to build them from the blueprints.
After graduating, Smith moved to Finland (Suomi), where he lived and worked as an artist for over five years. During this time, he undertook an art residency at the prestigious Lahti Institute of Art.
It was also whilst in Northern Europe that Smith began experimenting with computer drawing, preferring to draw with a mouse, rather than tablet pen.
On returning to his native Yorkshire, he continued his art practices and began selling his artworks and giclée prints, which are now held in collections around the world.
Smith’s style ranges from illustration and imaginative surreal abstract artwork to more constrained hyper-realistic drawings of small colourful found objects. His artworks centre around nostalgia, yet built in Adobe Ai, they have a timeless even future leaning element to them.