Rita Smith

Studied painting at Camberwell School of Art (First Class Hons Degree)
Slade School of Fine Art (Postgraduate H.D.F.A)
Winner of the Boise Scholarship to travel to America.
Winner of the Guinness Award for the best first time exhibitor Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
From 1982 until 1999 Rita was a visiting lecturer at Camberwell School of Art and Falmouth School of Art.
After living and working in London were Rita’s work was based on abstraction, influenced by the urban landscape. A move to the South West in 1989 has brought about an interest in developing paintings based more on observation. Still Life and interiors, working in water colour.

Feeling the love

We spent some time looking for someone who could produce some solid wooden frames to mount our medals in. James, listened carefully to what we wanted and made us the exact high-quality frame we needed. Since then, we re-order every couple of weeks including some complex bespoke frames. We have been working together for about 10 years and I couldn’t recommend The Framing Centre highly enough.

Matthew Holland
Bigbury Mint

Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre are our go to framers for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. They have a particular empathy for artists requirements and always produce work to the highest quality. Many of our exhibiting artists have been so impressed with the outcome that they go on to use Artmill for all their work.

Dr Sarah Chapman, Artistic Director
The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth