Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith

  • Biography

    I am a writer and artist, living in Sydney, Australia, with my family, which includes two teenaged children, a husband who is a public relations supremo and a "borrowed cat" - who likes to fight me for the keyboard and makes it into some of my paintings.

    I started off as a "salty girl", growing up on the edge of McCarrs Creek in Pittwater - all bare feet, elbows and freckles. I spent three years growing into adulthood in Bathurst at what was then called Mitchell College of Advanced Education (now Charles Sturt University), learning the trade of journalism.

    Returning to the "big smoke", I spent my career working in the biggest and best newsrooms in Australia, writing in areas of leadership, workplace, social equity, entrepreneurs, business, tourism, property, art, jewellery and general news.

    Finalist Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize (emerging artist) 2019
    Highly commended
    Drummoyne Open Art Prize 2019

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Fiona Smith

"Rhythmic" The background is an adaptation of part of a 1900 wall hanging by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co in England.
60 x 40 cm Oil on Canvas Sold

Fiona Smith

"Toile De Jouy" The background is an adaptation of a design by William Kilburn, in around 1788-1792. He was born in Dublin and bought a calico-printing factory at Wallington in Surrey for his much admired and copied designs.
60 x 40 cm Oil on Canvas Sold

Fiona Smith

"Bustle" The background is based on wallpaper designed by UK artist Charlotte Horne Spiers, 1845 - 1914.
120 x 90 cm Oil on Canvas Sold