by Roger Smith
My name is Roger Smith, and I am a part-time artist based in the outskirts of South London.
I left school at fifteen with qualifications in graphic art. In the mid-1980's I started working for Black & Edgington Flags. Designing, printing & hand painting flags for H.M.Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and other members of the Royal family. I worked on the designs,& printed the 1986 Grand Prix flags, also hand painting Masonic banners amongst others.
This rekindled my love of art, and I started to teach myself to paint.
When my children were young, I built them a small art studio at the end of the garden.
My eldest son died mid-2017, and this made it very hard to get back into the studio, as this is where we spent a lot of time together.
I now use the time in the studio as an escape from reality and decided to take my art a little more serious. Painting under the name 'smiffy', I hope to expand knowledge and creative expertise across all endeavours. I am committed to providing clients with the best possible experience through artistic expression.