New Works by David Smith and Peter Thomson at By Distinction Byres Road


By Distinction Art Gallery
100 Byres Road,
G12 8TB

Adrian Wiszniewsk’s The Craft Exhibition continues at By Distinction.

David Smith

David Smith will be  By Distinction Art Gallery, Glasgow discussing his sketchbooks Sunday 2nd October from 2pm onward . The sketchbooks were the basis for the  current exhibition. I hope to see you there.


Born in 1957, David Smith is a Scottish contemporary landscape artist. With his love of the outdoors and interest in boats and the Scottish landscape, Smith spends much of his time painting in the Scottish Highlands and in coastal settings. Although most of Smith’s work is completed outdoors, the uncertainty of the Scottish weather often means that it is necessary to retreat to the safe haven of his studio to complete his works. By referring to notes and watercolour or pencil sketches, he is then able to add detail to the painting.

Although predominantly a self-taught artist, he has studied at various colleges including the Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow College of Building and Printing, Glasgow School of Art and Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

A past member and President of the Glasgow Group of Artists, he was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 2011. He was also elected as a member of RSW council in 2013 and has shown at the RGI, RSW, RSA and PAI annual exhibitions and has won various prestigious awards.

His work is found in private, corporate and public collections throughout the UK and abroad. Further details regarding Smith’s exhibitions, awards and collections can be seen on his website:


Peter Thomson

Peter Thomson studied drawing at Glasgow School of Art 1980 – 1984.
His work is in a number of important collections including the Scottish Art Council collection, GoMA and The Hunterian.

He has had numerous solo exhibitions including at:
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Piccadilly Gallery, London
Cricket Hill Gallery New York
Portal Gallery, London

 Selected Group Exhibitions include:

Iconoclasm, Transmission Glasgow
War of Images, Glasgow School of Art
Figure in the City, Mia Joosten Gallery, Amsterdam
RGI, Glasgow
RSA, Edinburgh
Y’Art Galleries Utrecht
Music, Cultural Theatre, Maastricht
BP Gallerie, Brussels

Peter has won various awards and prizes.  Full information about awards and exhibitions can be seen at:

By Distinction Art Gallery
100 Byres Road,
G12 8TB

Opening Times:
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Telephone: 0141 334 4342 or 


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