Painting in a strange way is a type of soliloquy—communicating with yourself—oneself. There are times you do something on a surface that you recognise as something you have held or looked at—a seashell perhaps, or a softness of something—a bit of fruit—you're not actually going out and setting up a still-life situation—you're working through a process where you actually recognise something as it appears.

—John Firth-Smith

Exhibition Dates: 29 May – 5 July 2003
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John Firth-Smith Apparition, 2003; oil on canvas; 5 x 15ft; enquire
Apparition, 2003
oil on canvas
5 x 15ft
John Firth-Smith Nevermore, 2003; oil on linen; 5 x 15ft; enquire
Nevermore, 2003
oil on linen
5 x 15ft
John Firth-Smith Spanning, 2003; oil on linen; 5 x 15ft; enquire
Spanning, 2003
oil on linen
5 x 15ft
John Firth-Smith Venus, 2003; oil on linen; 5 x 15ft; enquire
Venus, 2003
oil on linen
5 x 15ft
John Firth-Smith Distance, 2003; oil on linen; 4 x 12ft; enquire
Distance, 2003
oil on linen
4 x 12ft
John Firth-Smith Lights, 2003; oil on linen; 4 x 12ft; enquire
Lights, 2003
oil on linen
4 x 12ft
John Firth-Smith Wavelength, 2003; oil on linen; 4 x 12ft; enquire
Wavelength, 2003
oil on linen
4 x 12ft
John Firth-Smith Reef #1, 2003; oil on linen; 2ft 6in x 6ft 7in; enquire
Reef #1, 2003
oil on linen
2ft 6in x 6ft 7in
John Firth-Smith Breakwater, 2002; oil on linen; 2ft 6in x 6ft 7in; enquire
Breakwater, 2002
oil on linen
2ft 6in x 6ft 7in
John Firth-Smith Reef #2, 2003; from the series 20.; oil on linen; 2ft 6in x 6ft 7in; enquire
Reef #2, 2003
from the series 20.
oil on linen
2ft 6in x 6ft 7in
John Firth-Smith Fragment, 2001; oil on linen; 4 x 8 ft; enquire
Fragment, 2001
oil on linen
4 x 8 ft
John Firth-Smith Silkie, 2003; from the series 13.; oil on linen; 4 x 8ft; enquire
Silkie, 2003
from the series 13.
oil on linen
4 x 8ft
John Firth-Smith Whitewater, 2003; from the series 14.; oil on linen; 4 x 8ft; enquire
Whitewater, 2003
from the series 14.
oil on linen
4 x 8ft
John Firth-Smith Salome, 2003; oil on linen; 6 x 8ft; enquire
Salome, 2003
oil on linen
6 x 8ft
John Firth-Smith Surprise, 2003; from the series 11.; oil on linen; 6 x 8ft; enquire
Surprise, 2003
from the series 11.
oil on linen
6 x 8ft
John Firth-Smith Outline, 2003; oil on linen; 6 x 8ft; enquire
Outline, 2003
oil on linen
6 x 8ft
John Firth-Smith Seen and Gone, 2000; oil on linen; 8 x 8ft; enquire
Seen and Gone, 2000
oil on linen
8 x 8ft
John Firth-Smith Dancer, 2003; from the series 15.; oil on linen; 6 x 3ft; enquire
Dancer, 2003
from the series 15.
oil on linen
6 x 3ft
John Firth-Smith Find, 2003; oil on linen; 6 x 3ft; enquire
Find, 2003
oil on linen
6 x 3ft
John Firth-Smith Points, 2003; from the series 17.; oil on linen; 6 x 3ft; enquire
Points, 2003
from the series 17.
oil on linen
6 x 3ft