A Belfast born painter and sculptor, Michael is one of Ireland's most exciting artists. His inspiration comes from every day events and experiences in life, from childhood to the present day. Smyth's paintings and sculptures capture the essence and personality of the subject matter, whatever it may be, with great warmth, honesty and humour.
"Michael Smyth has this ability to be personally involved in his subjects without sacrificing painting for mere illustration". Basil Blackshaw
Many of his works are sparse compositions "-in which the centrally placed image is surrounded by vigorous brushwork that defines no space, no specific location...They are a rapid, emotional response to things seen, events experienced, memories encapsulated... read more