Josephine Anne Smith was born in Harrow, England and was trained at the Ealing College of Art in London. She now lives and works in Australia.
A direct descendant of Holman Hunt, the founder of the Pre-Raphaelite movement of painters, her work is noted for its fine attention to detail and authenticity, combined with sympathetic interpretation of all living creatures.
Her works have been published by London’s leading publishers and are widely distributed throughout private collections in Europe, America, Japan and Australia.
From her studio situated in natural bushland north of Sydney, Smith makes the most of her constant opportunities to study Australian flora and fauna, and observes closely the beauty and wonderful antics of over 70 varieties of birds throughout the year.