Peter Smith Sculptures
Peter gets his ideas from everyday life; in the street, the people he meets, the feelings he experience. He has even taken inspiration from history, in his Lost Impossimals Collection. At the end of every day he has hundreds of images, fighting for his attention and the chance to be painted; quite often he gets carried away with excitement and fills his sketchbook from cover to cover within hours giving him a rich source of reference material. Peter takes inspiration from other artists too; the quirkiness of Will Bullas with his strong characters and whimsical titles, but also the surreal Salvador Dali which has offered Peter an unusual slant on the world. But inspiration ultimately comes from deep inside, drawing on all his experiences. It’s only when painting he places his real emotions down, each canvas receiving a different layer of emotion with each session.
My background is self taught; all my Impossimal artwork is oil paint on board, painstakingly created using methods that belies their sometimes simple appearance. Scale models of every scene and Impossimal is created beforehand, some of the models and sets are upwards of six feet long and contain up to a thousand components. Each painting also has its own story, sometimes based on real people and at other times based on pure fiction twisted with history. All my Impossimal artwork contain hidden items, puzzles, connections, dot-