Born in 1957, David Smith is a Scottish contemporary landscape artist. The palette and inspiration for his work is taken from the seaboard and landscape of Scotland. Although predominantly a self-taught artist, he has studied at various colleges including the Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow College of Building and Printing, Glasgow School of Art and Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. A past member and president of the Glasgow Group of Artists, he was elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 2011. He was elected member of RSW council in 2013. Smith has shown at the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI), Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Paisley Art Institute (PAI) and RSW annual exhibitions and has won various prestigious awards.