| Julian Merrow-Smith is one of the most vibrant painters living and working in Europe today.
Born in England in 1959, Julian attended Banbury School of Art and then completed a Fine Art degree at Wolverhampton, where he studied under, amongst others, Anish Kapoor and the painter Paul Hempton.
An accomplished portrait painter, Julian Merrow-Smith regularly exhibits at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. In 1999 he was selected for the BP Portrait Award and his self-portrait 'Cap' was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Now based in the provenšal hill village of Crillon-le-Brave his 'plein air' landscape paintings are widely sought after and have been exhibited in both France and the United States. He has developed a strong reputation as a still life painter and in 2002 Cunard commissioned him to paint a series of large-scale still-life paintings and several landscape paintings for the Queen Mary 2. These striking works have led to further commissions and to his growing reputation worldwide