Hi, my name is Stephen Smith and I live in the once famous Potteries, Royal Doulton, Spode and Wedgwood are but a few of the great china manufacturers that once dominated this area of Stoke on Trent.
On leaving education I became a ceramic artist apprentice for Royal Doulton and later went on to paint for Country Artists. In the mid 90s I became the owner of my own gallery on the famous Royal Mile in Edinburgh where i was able to concentrate on my own interest in Heraldic history and also my interest in Scottish Clans and Families. Whilst expanding my knowledge I also worked closely with the Standing Council for Scottish Chiefs.( Unfortunately the images i have for Scottish Arms are too small to upload on this site, drop me a line if you are interested ).
Today I include not only Scottish heraldry but also the rest of the UK and Ireland using reliable sources such as The Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopaedia, Edward Maclysaghts Irish Families, Burkes General Armoury and Burkes Heraldic Illustrations.
Iam also interested in pre19th century military uniforms and regiments, and to this end I am currently building on my collections including the American Civil war and the Rebellion of 1745 made famous by Bonnie Prince Charlie.
All of my work is Hand Painted ( not computer generated ).
I am More than happy to take on commissions and if there happens to be a name or regiment that I haven't as yet produced I will be glad to complete this for you for the sale of a print or Original.
My Coats of Arms Collections are being constantly added too so watch this space folks !
Yours Sincerely SPSMITH
16th CENTURY HAND PAINTED MAPS
REGIMENTS OF THE 45' REBELLION
REGIMENTS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
WELSH COATS OF ARMS
MADE TO ORDER COATS OF ARMS
ENGLISH COATS OF ARMS
IRISH COATS OF ARMS