Michael Smither

Michael exhibits paintings, sculptures and integrates his musical expertise in his art. Now he lives on the Coromandel and travels throughout New Zealand exploring landscapes, art galleries and collections of paintings.

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2 Rock Pools
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A Childhood Game of Leaves
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After Seurat detail
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Back Beach
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Blackback Gulls Over Back Beach
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Breakwater - 2nd Edition
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Cloud 3 Again
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Dark Night of the Teapot
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Dream Boats
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Falling Man
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Family in the Van
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Mary Smither
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Massage Towels and Blankets
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Motumahanga Square Quartet
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Night
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Okahu Boats
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Okahu Hatch Cover Variations
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Pleasure Boats II
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Rocks Revisited - Blue
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Rocks Revisited - Red Ripple
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Sarah with Beans
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Sarah with the Yellow Ball
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Sun Bathers 1964
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Taranaki & Pouakai Range
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The Old Ferry Boat
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The Printers Winter
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The Red Freighter
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The Red Yacht
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The White Hatch Cover Abstract
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The Yellow Gloves
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Three Dark Gulls
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Michael Duncan Smither was born in New Plymouth, Taranaki. He attended Elam Art School in Auckland 1959 -1960.

He exhibits paintings, sculptures and integrates his musical expertise in his art. Now he lives on the Coromandel and travels throughout New Zealand exploring landscapes, art galleries and collections of paintings.

In the 1960’s Michael began to explore the possibility of making screenprints, having spent his early years witnessing his father, Bill Smither, working in that medium. Michael worked with Bill in his basement studio over the next 15 years making approximately 250 different image screenprints.

Earlier works were made as multiples without signatures and sold from $3 – $6 each. Screenprinting at this stage was not considered an “art” medium. Later, at the request of many people, the signed editions began.
In 1985, after the death of Bill Smither, several years went by before Michael began making prints again, this time working the screen himself.

The prints, while still using the topographical features of Taranaki, were more concerned with his developing theories of how colour related to sound, which culminated with the ‘After Seurat’ series printed in his present studio at Otama. These prints and all subsequent prints are signed and numbered in the traditional manner.

 

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Alfred Road Bridge
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Bowl and Spoon
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Coral Head with Fish
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Dark Cloud
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Diver
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Dusk
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Okahu Reflections 4
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Phantoms Peak East
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Rocks, Tractor and Mountain
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Round Up
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Taranaki III
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