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Founded in 1994, Galeria Aniela won the trust of most important Australian artists from the post WWII until today. Selling world-class artworks of impeccable provenance, shipping worldwide, we built the reputation in Australia and all over the World. When you buy a work of art from Galeria Aniela, we immediately pay the artist helping artists make living with their creations including Jamie Boyd, Lenore Boyd, John Olsen, Arthur Boyd, John Perceval, Stephen Glassborow, Bogdan Fialkowski, Charles Blackman, Guy Boyd, Ningura Napurrula and more.

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Dr Peter Smith 1936-2005

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Dr Peter Smith (1936-2005) was an accomplished Australian sculptor and also a medical doctor, he graduated medicine in 1962 at Bristol University. Peter Smith talent was accompanied by his vast knowledge of materials, and wide-ranging expertise in casting sculptures. He was involved in finishing his bronzes and personally chosen patinas. He worked in bronze and also clay and concrete.

Peter Smith was the president of Boort Fiesta, an annual festival devoted to the Arts. Peter Smith work is represented in collection throughout Australia, UK, New Zeland and Europe. The artist was a colourful, good-humoured, fun-loving man who loved life.

Peter Smith was ‘larger than life’ he was passionate about fine art, film, music, food, wine, sculpture, painting, photography and the life itself. Peter Smith exquisite sculptures will last forever and continue to be enjoyed by many generations of art lovers.

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Click to Enlarge: Peter Smith  (1926-2005), Bird Bath -  Mermaid, 1995, Concrete, Signed, Size: 88 cm x 49 cm x 49 cm

Artist: Peter Smith (1926-2005)
Title:
Mermaid Bird Bath   ENLARGE
Size: 88 cm x 49 cm x 49 cm
Medium: Concrete
Signed: Peter Smith
Date: 1995
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Artist: Peter Smith (1936-2005)
Title:
Fairy Lady Bird Bath 
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Size:  86 cm x 45 cm x 45 cm
Medium: Concrete
Signed: Peter Smith Date: 1994
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PETER SMITH Biography  (1936-2005)

Peter Smith was born in Gloucester (England) in 1936. Dr Peter Smith was an accomplished sculptor and passionate about art, sculpture, painting and photography, film and music, food and wine. A certified medical doctor at Bristol University, he graduated medicine in 1962. 

Peter Smith arrived to Australia in 1964, he continued working as a doctor at the same time he embraced making sculpture. Peter Smith developed enthusiasm for making bronze sculpture to portray a woman in her sensual aspects.

Peter Smith worked mostly in bronze however he also used clay and concrete. He was personally involved in finishing his bronzes with a chosen patina. He had widespread understanding and practice in making the moulds for his own sculptures. His talent is accompanied by vast knowledge of materials and experience in sculpture, and wide-ranging expertise in casting bronzes.

Peter Smith accepted a president position of Boort Fiesta from its Conception, an annual festival devoted to the Arts. He participated in many art exhibitions. Peter Smith work is represented in many private collection throughout Australia, New Zeland and Europe.

Peter Smith was a very colourful person and fun-loving, good-humoured, lovable man, who loved life. He was ‘larger than life’ works of art he created continue be enjoyed by numerous generations.

 

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS

1984               Bendigo Fine Arts Gallery, VIC

1987               Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, VIC

 1988              Shearers Arms Gallery, Geelong, VIC

1989               Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1891               Terra Australian Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 

1994               Forest Gallery, NSW

1993               Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1995               Noosa Fine Arts Gallery, QLD

1995               Redhill Fine Arts Gallery, QLD 

1996               Galeria Aniela Fine Art Gallery, NSW

1997               Redhill Fine Arts Gallery, QLD

1998               Forest Gallery, NSW

1999               Galeria Aniela Fine Art Gallery, NSW

 

 

Fairy Lady (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Pixies, Sprite Country: Western European Habitat: Woodland and Gardens.
A Fairy (also faery, faerie, fay, fae; euphemistically wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural. Fairies resemble various beings of other mythologies, though even folklore that uses the term fairy offers many definitions. Sometimes the term describes any magical creature, including goblins or gnomes: at other times, the term only describes a specific type of more ethereal creature.

Fairies appeared in medieval romances as one of the beings that a knight errant might encounter. Fairies in literature took on new life with Romanticism. Writers such as Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg were inspired by folklore which featured fairies, such as the Border ballads. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers.

Their origins are less clear in the folklore, being variously dead, or some form of demon, or a species completely independent of humans or angels. Folklorists have suggested that their actual origin lies in a conquered race living in hiding, or in religious beliefs that lost currency with the advent of Christianity. These explanations are not necessarily incompatible, and they may be traceable to multiple sources.

Much of the folklore about fairies revolves around protection from their malice. Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature, they originally were depicted quite differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being two of the commonly mentioned forms.

 One common theme found among the Celtic nations describes a race of diminutive people who had been driven into hiding by invading humans. When considered as beings that a person might actually encounter, fairies were noted for their mischief and malice. Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy

 

Mermaid 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Mermaid (disambiguation). Similar creatures Siren, Merman, Ondine. A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transforms herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Mermaids are sometimes depicted as perilous creatures associated with floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drowning.

In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition) they can be benevolent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans. Mermaids are associated with the Sirens of Greek mythology and with the Sirenia, a biological order which comprises dugongs and manatees. Historical sightings by sailors may have been the result of misunderstood encounters with these aquatic mammals.

Christopher Columbus reported seeing mermaids while exploring the Caribbean, and sightings have been reported in the 20th and 21st centuries in Canada, Israel, and Zimbabwe. The US National Ocean Service stated in 2012 that no evidence of mermaids has ever been found.

Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen wrote his popular fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" in 1836. They have subsequently been depicted in opera, paintings, books, films, and comics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid

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Mermaid Lady
Artist: Peter Smith (1936-2005)

Title: Birth Bath 'Mermaid'

Signed: Peter Smith

Date: 1995

Edition: 12

Medium: Concrete

Size: (H) 88 cm x  49 cm x 49 cm

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Signed: Peter Smith, Date: 1995

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Fairy Lady
Artist: Peter Smith (1936-2005)

Bird Bath 'Fairy'

Signed: Peter Smith

Date: 1994

Edition: 12

Medium: Concrete

Size: (H) 85 x  49 x 49 cm

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