Dorset Wildlife Artist


    John R A Smith

Life is such a precious gift enjoy it while you can.

I hope my heart and love of wildlife is shown in my artwork 

also in my 

Outreach & Supporting of our Local Community.

Casual artwork

- All profit to local charity work.

Thank you to all those who recently contacted and supported me in your prayers.

Due to my health situation I apologise that for a time I have been unable to continue with my artwork.


my health is in part under control and I hope one day to restart my art once my health allows.

I refuse to give in and shall continue with my personal projects.

Casual Artwork

a modest £50.00 - All profit to local charity.

casual Artwork

a modest £50.00 - All profit to local charity work.

Casual Portrait

A modest £50.00 - All profit to local charity wotk.

Casual Artwork

a modest £125.00 - All profit to local charity work.

Casual dog portrait

A modest £150.00 - All profit to local charity work

John R A Smith - Wildlife Artist & Author

Click on Red Link to view My Books below.

My Books

I was born in the foothills of the great Rocky mountains in Innisfail Alta Canada, my love of wildlife stems way back

when aged 4-years I thought a mountain lion was a large dog up in a tree and went to play with it. Fortunately friends and family

were there to keep me safe.

These days I battle other monsters just as nasty as a mountain lion. 

Please be gracious enough to accept my illness and disabilities.

My book writing has been like my art, a means of therapy and of focusing my mind away from

mental and physical pain.

Although most of these books are now out of Print or withdrawn.

Dyslexia is also an unseen hidden disability which I have refused to allow it to hold me down.

I have a passion for art and expressing myself in my writing.

Yes, there are spelling and grammatical errors in my work, and as such, I am occasionally referred to rather

unkindly as a hick.

Although those who love and know me, and have been with me while understanding my battles to survive.

They usually smile, and remind people in understanding and love

that they missed out that I am a hick on wheels. As my electric wheelchair is

my main mobility aid.

The Monsters I Battle are Real.

 as I am also diagnosed with Cancer - Level 4 Kidney failure - Type 2 Diabetes - an industrial injury to my spine

and in 1999 a drunk drive drove into me, which I could have done without.

also, occasionally Depression 

which these days is classed as a Mental Illness, but then, as are one in four of

all people at some stage in their lives, however I am encouraged to talk about

this rather than bottle up stress and becoming depressed.

Life is a wonderful gift to be enjoyed regardless of circumstance.

At times, one cannot control what happens in their lives

you can  however control how you respond.

For many years I have used my artwork as a means of therapy and to support the local community and worthy good causes,

while building bridges of friendship 

including the LGBT community who I have friends included, and others from all walks in life.

I am no one special, simply someone trying to get by in what has been a challenging life. 

Rebuilding one step at a time - while dealing with my illness

and disability and in

trying to honour my God in all that I do, and that includes

everything that I am.

Father God knows my heart.

Recently my eyesight has started to fail me, however, I have been experimenting with my art

while refusing to give in.

You can also view some of my Poundbury Art at the Dorchester Community Church

who do so much for the local community of Dorchester and Poundbury.

I can be Emailed at: - [email protected] 

A small sample of Poundbury Art. A Touch of Love.

Above Artwork now SOLD

A Touch of Love

Watering Hole -

Most of my artwork can take 200 hours or more to create.

My artwork is therapy for me during my

time of illness.


In the past, your support has enabled such causes as providing funding towards clean pumped drinking water for a village in Africa

via The Street Friends Society.

Educational material for a school in India via Pastor Kelton, from Highbridge.

Helping a church in Glastonbury and another church in Martock in Somerset where they sought to serve the

community, plus so much more, and now I aim to gift funds as available

to aid the local community in Poundbury and Dorchester.

John R. A. Smith


Below is a small sample of some more of my artwork


Some of my work is now also used to create patterns and full

embroidery or Cross-stitch Kits

visit the Art to Cross Stitch Page.

I do hope and Pray you enjoy my work.


John R. A. Smith

I can be contacted via email at

[email protected]

Thank you.

More to view below


For my other Art Work visit page 2.

An Old Friend 


Multi Media - Watercolour - Acrylic - Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Colour Pencils