*All prints come on a stock that is 420mmx297mm. The image size varies from print to print.
About Dez art
Dez's work has been inspired by his travels throughout Western Australia, drawing upon the unique characteristics of the vastly contrasting terrain and elements that are reflected in his vibrant watercolours. The paintings also display Dez's sense of humour with the famous trademark, "The Missing Bikini" and "Bluey the loyal cattle dog".
Just for the record, Dez was born in Perth in 1952 and educated at John Forrest High School. In 1967 he became a junior artist at Art Photo Engravers, at the time one of the 'big three' commercial art studios in Perth. During his five year apprenticeship he also studied part time at Perth Art College, gaining his Diploma in 1972.
Dez has exhibited his work at Burswood Hotel, Lyndon Gallery and various art shows around the state, receiving many awards for his work. Plus, he was artist-in-residence at the E-Shed Markets, Fremantle and was part of the Swan Valley Tourism Council's 'Taste of the Valley 2000' festival at Sandalford Wines. Dez has also had successful solo exhibitions at Houghton Wines. Dez was an artist in residence for 6 years at Houghton Wines and had a very successful gallery admired by many tourists and locals.
Read about what's new from Dez's Easel
A new technique by renown watercolour artist Dez Smith - I've been painting on wood!
After having heart surgery and suffering a stroke, Getting back into painting has always been my goal. Its so good for the mind and soul. This new method of painting on wood allows me to stop and start and be able to come back to the painting at a later stage. Once varnished in gloss it almost takes on an oil painting appearance, except its water colour.
These paintings on wood, receive 2 coats of sealer, then 2 coats of Gesso to the wood. This stops any acid from the wood coming through. I will then add 2 coats of art spectrum fine tooth colourfix primer, this allows you to paint water colours onto wood. Once I'm happy with the painting, I then apply 2 coats of varnish and its ready to be framed, no need for glass. These are all finished in a white frame ready to hang on your wall.
Dezart Canvas and Prints
Sandalford Winery, Caversham and Margaret River
Riverside Roadhouse, Bannister
The Motor Museum of Western Australia, Whiteman Park
Yanchep Garden Centre
Cruisin Automotive in Malaga
*We also do a variety of markets so check out our facebook page for details
We do offer a refund for print purchases only (not shipping costs). Although, please note that the buyer is responsible for shipping costs for damaged goods.
At Dez Art, all orders placed online via our website will be shipped via Australia Post. All orders will be processed within 2-3 business days. Orders will not be shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays. If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days and you will be contacted via email or phone. Dezart's shipping fees cover postage costs which includes packing materials, handling and travel costs.