The Unofficial George Elliot Countryside

Paul Smith

2- 20 February 2022

One Paved Court, 1 Paved Court , Richmond, TW9 1LZ

Artists Talk

Paul Smith in conversation with Prof. Ruth Livesey, Royal Holloway. Watch HERE.

Paul Smith’s new paintings come from his time exploring George Eliot’s legacy in Nuneaton, as part of the writer’s bicentenary, and reflects her understanding of modern English life as being illustrated by the psychology of its marginalia. 

In his edgelands, Smith finds the haunting beauty of life in an England of suburban landscapes – places where the delicate balances that describe the ethereality of Englishness itself are pushed, and push back.

Find out more about the artist at www.paulsmithart.co.uk.