• Anthony McCormack
    Anthony McCormack
    Using a multitude of discarded (but carefully selected) tin lids linked and placed with great skills and delicacy, Anthony McCormack produced astonishing monoprints that are quirky, idiosyncratic and totally unique. His colour sense was both subtle and highly sophisticated and his self taught technical skill astonishes professional printmakers. He was an outsider artist only in that he did not attend art school.
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  • Jimmy Dixon
    Jimmy Dixon
    Jimmy Dixon was born in England, but was sent away to a children’s home in Australia at the age of six. When Jimmy was twenty he returned to England and applied for a place at the Royal College of Art. He was not accepted. “They told me I would never be good enough.” Since then Jimmy has exhibited his work at St. Johns crypt in Waterloo and many other places. “In art rules can be broken too. I may do landscapes, I may use impressionist techniques but I am not a landscapist or an impressionist. My work is never of a particular place- it is universal”.
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  • Mike Hawthorne
    Mike Hawthorne
    Mike learnt at a very early age that he had a gift for drawing. Very soon he was receiving recognition for the quality of his creations and from this he took inspiration, continuing to draw and pint throughout his childhood, producing his first significant piece of art at just six year old.
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  • Bob Maurice
    Bob Maurice
    Bob only began to paint when his friends introduced him to the St Martin’s Art Group about thirteen or fourteen years ago. Since he joined, he feels his work has developed enormously. ‘The way I express myself has become much clearer and I am more confident – I feel safe working in a friendly, caring environment. My painting is important for its own sake, it’s a fun thing, but it is also a fulfilment.’
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  • George Westren
    George Westren
    George spent time in detox in 1999, one of many in his life. During this last time George was taken to an exhibition of Bridget Riley where he was encouraged to draw for the first time ever. He worked consistently, but his drawings were kept unseen for three years until December 2003, when they were shown in an exhibition at Publicis in Baker Street, London.
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  • Peter Allen
    Peter Allen
    Peter Allen's indisputable artistic gift has developed through a harrowing early life when he was orphaned, separated from his siblings and put into care. Homeless for several years, he recorded in masterful watercolours the people he met in day centres, hostels and on the streets. Now he is more likely to find his subjects in the happier side of life, in the tradition of the post-impressionist who first inspired him.
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  • John Hackney
    John Hackney
    When I was young in York I wanted to be a painter and went to Harrogate School of Art for a year (1961/2). I was then persuaded that I would never make any money, so I came to study architecture in London and ended up as a film editor.
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  • Maureen Grayson
    Maureen Grayson
    "My current work involves the use of paper as a painting medium. It has so many avenues yet to explore and its versatility is unlimited. I often work with crepe paper which has a wonderful 'bleed' effect on other surfaces within the composition. It also creates incredible textures which I like to build by over-layering and blending with pva and acrylic."
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  • Jeffery Rolph Richards
    Jeffery Rolph Richards
    On the 8th of September the London Lives exhibition organised by the Guardian Newspaper was opened at the Bankside Gallery. One hundred shortlisted artists are exhibiting their work until the 19th September 2010. Jeffrey, a versatile and prolific artist has been involved with SMart for many years.
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  • William Denison
    William Denison
    Born in Glasgow in 1951, William Denison learnt the evils of alcohol at a very young age. He had his first taste of prison at the age of 17 as a result of alcohol. By the age of 25, he was into LSD and most other drugs, except heroin.
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  • Anthony McCormack
  • Jimmy Dixon
  • Mike Hawthorne
  • Bob Maurice
  • George Westren
  • Peter Allen
  • John Hackney
  • Maureen Grayson
  • Jeffery Rolph Richards
  • William Denison
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SMart supports Child Labor Free

According to UNICEF estimation, there are currently 150 million children engaged in labour around the world. These children grow up without an education and into a life of poverty, and more than half work in hazardous and harmful conditions. To mark the upcoming Day Against Child Labour (on the 12th of June) and its arrival in […]

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SMart say goodbye to Ian Hughes

SMart has recently lost one of its long term members, Ian Hughes, who sadly passed away last week. Jaime first met Ian in St. Martin’s in-the-Fields art group that he used to run. Ian became an active member of SMart and participated in most of our exhibitions and was one of the six homeless SMart […]

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“Believe in yourself. Regain that power” interview with Jaime on I Share Hope

Listen to the recent interview Jaime has given to Chris Williams from I Share Hope.  In his podcast, Chris discusses Jaime’s journey with SMart, its mission and core values. For full interview and more inspiring stories, click here.

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Watch “One person happy is one person less to worry about” interview with Jaime on London Live TV

SMart founder, Jaime Bautista, was this month a guest of  Luke Blackall at London Live TV to discuss SMart work, our values, and future plans. You can watch the whole Headline Interview here.

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Jaime’s best wishes for the New Year

Are our best wishes enough to bring happiness, health and good fortune to our lives, our friends and our loved ones? Are those good intentions for peace, love, tolerance, respect, solidarity among the inhabitants of the planet sufficient to achieve those noble goals or do we need to take some kind of action to make […]

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SMart founder among 1000 Most Influential Londoners!

Last week, Jaime Bautista, was recognized as one of the most Influential Londoners in 2015 by Evening Standard. This is what Jaime would like to share with you on this occasion: Dear SMart Friend, Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the event organized by the London newspaper “Evening Standard,” the celebration of The […]

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PRIME MINISTER’S PRAISE FOR JAIME’S SMART ART

A Holborn artist who runs creative workshops in London’s leading galleries supporting hundreds of  homeless and socially marginalised people get back on their feet has won a Point of Light volunteering award Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. Jaime Bautista launched the Smart Network in September 2000 to run regular art workshops, exhibitions, and the […]

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The second issue of SMart Magazine is out now!

We are proud to announce that the second issue of our magazine has hit the galleries and museums and other important outlets around London! Devoted to Mother Earth and female creativity, once again it’s full of art, inspirational articles and much more. A lot of things have happened since the previous magazine went out. We’ve […]

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Matrix Art Competition

SMart has been recently chosen as a partner in an art competition for socially marginalised artists organized by Matrix, a barristers’ chambers dedicated to equal opportunity and supporting marginalised communities. The participants will not only have a chance to win cash prize, but also to be exhibited in Matrix Chambers in October. Terms and conditions […]

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SMart Network Appeal

Art Can Save Lives Can you? SMart urgently needs your support: • SMart needs a home • SMart is run entirely by volunteers with no paid staff • Since 2010 SMart has been homeless • To continue SMart’s award winning work we need a permanent base This will enable us to: • Help homeless and […]

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