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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Noir

Noir in London ©B E J Smith

Screen title for an imaginary film

I really enjoy noir – detective fiction of the C20th and the (mostly) black and white films made from that fiction, Noir was a genre made and created, initially, as a response to the depression of the 1930s and the economic deprivation and social malaise that resulted. Noir – a response to the unfair power structure that existed.

In noir, crime is a metaphor for the injury done to the social fabric by an unfair power structure. A moral universe was implicit in all this but nowhere directly observed.

Meanwhile we all want to know, in the name of entertainment, what happens next….

So, on a separate page of my website is Noir!

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Altering the B E J Smith website – part 1

I’ve replaced all my header images to reflect new ideas I am working on. I’ve used some vintage black and white family photographs (from the world war 2 era) plus photographs that reflect life in Australia and and also in London, Paris and Vienna.

My drawings of Paris and London are here as well

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New prints from Art Marketing

Some new prints of my work are now available from the Hertfordshire company Art Marketing.

Here is a sample of the prints:

fleurs©bejsmith2013

 

and you can see the entire range here

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