Paul McDonald Smith, former VAS President and Artist of the Year winner shares his knowledge of our prestigious Artist of the year Exhibitions over the last 50 years.
This event will provide valuable insight into the history of the Victorian Artists Society, which has been a centre of art in Victoria for more than 150 years.
Paul was the 2001 Artist of the Year at the Victorian Artists Society and is a Life Member, Fellow and Past President of VAS. He is current President of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc., Victorian Representative of the Royal Art Society NSW and Past Chairman of the A.M.E. Bale Scholarship. Paul is widely known for his colourful oil paintings of flowers, still life, landscape and portraits in the tonal impressionist manner. A very experienced teacher, he has conducted painting classes and workshops since 1977, teaching in the VAS studio continuously since 1990. Paul is in high demand as a judge and a very popular demonstrator of traditional painting techniques. His work is well represented in Public Regional collections and has received over 100 major awards including VAS Norman Kaye Memorial Medallion in 1998 and 1999. His studies include Fine Art at RMIT and the Camberwell Travel Scholarship (Europe). He has worked as a professional artist all his life.
Due to limited space RSVP is essential. Afternoon tea will be available.
Banner Image: 'Gladioli and Lisianthus', oil by Paul McDonald Smith OAM FVAS FRSA
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.