Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961, David Smith is a Hawaii printmaker who works primarily in stone lithography and
photographic polymer-plate etching. He received his BFA in Fine Art Printmaking from the University of Hawaii and
a Higher Diploma in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Smith was inducted into
the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in London as an Associate Royal Etcher (ARE) in 2005. He has been teaching
Printmaking at the Honolulu Academy of Arts since 1996 and is a representative on the Board of Directors for the
American Print Alliance. Smith prints his work at the Honolulu Printmaker Workshop in Hawaii and Artichoke Print
Workshop in London, UK. Smith's strongest work is grounded in the material but in theme extends beyond to the
spiritual world that resides within us all.
I enjoy creating a visual sense of drama or myth, a narrative where the exact scenario may not be clear but the importance or weight of the moment is obvious to the viewer! To be able to dream or inspire dreams is a joyful thing!