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Peter Smith

Lives and works: Lincolnshire
“My aim has always been to make people happy. I simply take a gentle childhood and combine it with what makes me smile.”

Peter Smith | Eccentricus Britannicus | 2019

Peter’s delectable artworks have whetted the appetites of collectors around the world. Alongside his wife Jayne, he has created the Lost Impossimals™, Lost Alice™ and Impossimals® series. 

Inspiration

The pair’s home is the perfect studio for their eccentric art, with quirks including a Victorian dining room and a two-foot teapot. Here at Impossimal HQ, they create the scenes for their oil-on-board paintings, which can involve anything from baking dozens of jam scones to installing a mini railway line.

After training as an architect, Peter worked in design with companies such as Disney, Fox, Pixar and Marvel. He’s inspired by artists like Salvador Dali and Will Bullas, whose surreal characters and sense of humour bring life to their creations.

Peter says: “My aim has always been to make people happy. I simply take a gentle childhood, combine it with what makes me smile, and paint it.”

 

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Inside the Impossimal world of Peter Smith

From baking hundreds of jammy cakes and scones to guzzling wine and installing a miniature working railway station, life at Impossimal HQ is never dull! 

Peter and Jayne are fond of creating a set to bring their characters to life. Jayne uses clay to form the shapes, with metals and mixed media for the background. Peter in turn works mainly in oils on board for his paintings, and clay and cloth for the sculptures. 

Latest events

Peter Smith | Artist Appearance

Eccentricus Britannicus is a riotous ride for any fan of humorous art. Forget the family-friendly Impossimals you know and love, this is a grown-up, adults-only foray into the afterhours world of racy Victoriana. If you are over 18 and of robust constitution (not easily offended!) we recommend that you RSVP to our upcoming series of artist appearances.

From the blog

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2019

We're excited to present our brand new edition of Fine Art Collector magazine! From exclusive interviews with artists and sneak-peeks of new releases to an art glossary, we have something for every art fan.

AVAILABLE NOW: Eccentricus Britannicus by Peter Smith

Quirky duo Peter and Jayne Smith have been busy touring the UK with their outrageous new collection, which includes original artworks and a personalisable print! Shop the collection now.

Magazines and brochures

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2019

The Spring  2019 issue of Fine Art Collector is brimming with insights and news from the art world, as well as all of your favourite artists.

Peter Smith | Eccentricus Britannicus

Featuring adult jokes, Victorian imagery and reinvented literature, Eccentricus Britannicus by Impossimal duo Peter and Jayne Smith may just be their most raucous release yet.

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