ELECTED IN 1975
John Smout lives in Ruabon, Wrexham. He studied at Stourbridge, Birmingham and Liverpool Colleges of Art.
"I find it difficult to explain my paintings in words and hope
they speak for themselves. Though the artistic process knows of no hard
and fast divisions I like to emphasise structure and order in the visual
world, whether landscape,still life or life painting.
The real and the
abstract constantly intermingle when working from nature or from
memory. Most of my paintings are a compilation of numerous working
drawings completed over many months (if not years). The paintings are
usually part of a series and are like members of one family".