The K'ai Men Gallery
An open door for an open mind
Joan Honour Smith

I was born in London and studied fine art for seven years at Camberwell College of art being awarded a place at twelve years of age. Needing to earn a living, I became an illustrator. I worked in Fleet Street for several years, and in the 1960's my sister who also was a trained artist and I started our own graphic design studio. Shearing the work with other artist this meant I had more time for my family. In the 1970 after appearing on television demonstrating airbrush techniques I began a new career in lecturing, at one time I was teaching at nine different Art colleges across the country. At this time I became a Consultant to the Royal College of Art where I tutored for twenty-three years.

Most illustrators are frustrated painters and I was no exception to the rule, even though I continued painting through out my commercial career, it has not been until now that I have been able to concentrate on my painting.

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