Ivan Smith is an award-winning artist and graphic designer with 35 years experience. Specialising in watercolour, ink and acrylic, his paintings and design have won several ARPA (Press) Awards, and he has sold work in Australia and overseas.
His corporate design work includes newspapers, book publishers, schools, churches and conventions.
His painting commissionings include mural walls, newspaper Christmas and Easter themed covers and private work.
Ivan is a member of the Yarra Valley Arts Society.
Kapi Art Space
1282 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd
Some of Ivan's work is currently on display at:
Ivan Smith is a highly gifted artist and graphic designer who did much to improve the design and appearance of The Melbourne Anglican (TMA) when I was editor. His paintings, which featured on the covers of the Christmas and Easter editions, and his overall design of the paper, won much acclaim and were publicly recognised with awards from ARPA, the national association for religious publications in Australia.
Roland Ashby, former editor of TMA
and Communications Director for the
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.
We commissioned Ivan to paint a mural for our School Library, giving him a few vague ideas of what we wanted, but largely leaving the design up to him. His design of an Australian bush scene was superior to any of the examples I had given him and the finished mural exceeded all of my expectations with the beautiful bush scene blending seamlessly with the real bush outside our Library windows. Ivan really seemed to enjoy the process of creating the scene and the mural evolved as he kept adding elements as he thought of them. It is truly a masterpiece, one that we have the privilege of enjoying for many years to come. Our students are absolutely delighted and love finding all of the various characters depicted in the mural. Thank you Ivan, we could not be happier!
MECS Librarian/Library Manager