SHOPS – images and a verse about how it was.

English life has shifted a few gears since I began to draw and paint in London. What is new for me is to write rather than draw. Here is today’s effort. Cheers

Shops - a verse about London life

Shops – a verse about London life

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VINTAGE HIGH STREET NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM

My book ‘Vintage High Street’ is now available for sale from Amazon.com. You can look for it under “Vintage High Street” or with the ISBN below:

  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Blurb (2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1457978601
  • ISBN-13: 978-1457978609
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 7.1 x 0.4 inches

you can find it HERE

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The Peiping Express Stopped at Pascoe Vale

Villanelle  ©B E J Smith 2014I’ve decided to start writing about the pleasure I’ve experienced with cinema and books. It is also an excuse to use some of my earlier illustrative work. In this case an etching based on images from ‘Shanghai Express’ a movie from 1932.

 

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FACING UP TO 2014

faces by B E J Smith

Faces I’ve drawn, painted, etched and otherwise brought into being.

 

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New Year 2014

New Year installation 2014

Happy New Year to all. Hope it is a good year for us all!! Cheers

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The new year 2014 in pictures

flowers in adobe illustrator

I’ve spent a lot of 2013 working with adobe illustrator – found the limitations of the software an interesting connection with the world of printmaking. So away we go, trying to create some new stuff. Good luck for the year ahead.

 

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The Night Before Christmas 2013

Nightbeforechristmas

2013 saw me learning Adobe Illustrator and trying to come to terms with Flash professional. All I have to show for my year of study is a few illustrator files and this animated gif.

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New publicity for B E J Smith shopfront prints

Shopfront prints by Barry E J Smith

shopfront prints by Barry E J Smith

New publicity for shopfront prints by Barry E J Smith

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News from Scotland – featuring B E J Smith artwork

looking at the music biz:

gig news August 29. Pivo Pivo, Glasgow

Sacre Noir & Penny Black Remedy

and here is the link to the facebook event

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Iowa’s Female Love Swindler – another view of Noir

Here is a front cover for True Detective (date unknown). Another version of the wayward heroine; I guess it is more camp than Noir.

Noir Iowa's female love swindler

Iowa’s female love swindler. Another version of the wayward heroine essential to any Noir project.

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