John Smith

John Robert Smith went to Moseley School of Art from the age of 11 in the 1960s, a specialist grammar school in Birmingham for artistically gifted children and then on to the linked Bourneville College of Art.

John put his creativity to work in London and over a long career there built a successful communications business, with interests in design agencies.

He played a key role in the re-emergence of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS), acting as an advisor to the Society’s Board while it transformed itself into a relevant international organisation. He then served as one of the first independent board members.
John is an Honorary Fellow of the RBS.

A few years ago he started to paint with a purpose. He paints in oils: landscapes and forms that express forces of nature, mostly now inspired by the Scottish Highlands where he lives. He sees his work as narrative, underpinned by his writing, which for him is part of the same creative process.