George H. Smyth was born in Ardglass, Co. Down in 1968.
His father was a talented water-colourist and encouraged
him to draw and paint for an early age. Before attending
the University of Ulster and obtaining a B.A honours
degree in Fine Art he had come to the public's attention
when he produced the uncompromising album covers for
Irish rock band Therapy in the early 1990's.
Encouraged by his friend and mentor
the Scottish painter and War Artist Peter Howson he settled
down to work. For 12 years everything he painted was bought
by "Fine Irish Art". Working exclusively in oils he soon
became one of Ireland's most sought-after artists.
In 2008 he and the company parted ways and in March of 2009
he launched his own web-site georgehsmyth.com archiving his
work from 1990. The site includes his student work, the
artwork for Therapy? and some examples of his father's
paintings. George is currently in negotiations with dealers
in Los Angeles. He lives at Tyrella Beach Co.Down.