My name is Luna Smith, and I am an established, Scottish painter. My works are sold to collectors worldwide, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
I was born in Manchester, UK, and I have travelled a lot and lived in various countries. From these experiences, I have learned much from the languages, cultures, customs, architecture, and natural environments. And in Edinburgh, Scotland, I felt like I have never felt before. I knew instantly that this city had what I wanted my whole life — a place where I truly belonged and could call home.
My passion for art has been around since I was little. I often found myself in awe of the nature around me and would draw landscapes and birds for hours. Since winning my first art competition in primary school, I knew what I wanted to be. And even though I was delayed by many hardships and painful life experiences, I never lost sight of the path to my dreams.
Now, I am a full-time painter, specialising in conceptual art and landscapes with oil paints. With my first brushstroke, I had fallen in love with this medium. Its thick and visible texture is captivating and truly reveals the artist’s thoughts. The struggle, the fun, and the energy that went into the painting are on full display. My unique style takes advantage of this and interprets the things around me with vigorous loose brushstrokes that are blended with expressive finger work. It not only shows the surface level of the subject, but it also allows me to paint its soul.
From all the projects I’ve worked on, two collections of significance to me are “Shadows” and “Women Nature”. These paintings reflect a world full of wonders, but flawed and scarred by the struggle for survival. They are very personal, and an expression of my memories, my worries, and my dreams, and I feel very passionate about sharing them with the world.