Art and Architecture
Paintings by Josh Smith
GolfClubAtlas.comproudly presents thepaintings of Josh Smith, who has worked on almost twenty golf courses, most while under construction.
He grew up loving golf and playing at a high level near Portland, OR. After graduating with a business degree from St. Marys College in California, Josh then decided he wanted to be involved somehow with golf course design. He worked as a golf course construction superintendent for six years after graduaton. Since then he has pitched in to help restore the Meadow Club with Mike DeVries and the San Francisco Golf Club with Jim Urbina/Tom Doak.
More recently Josh has exercised his passion for golf though his golf landscape oil paintings. Within only a few years of beginning painting, his stature has grown quickly. His work is available at Bandon Dunes, San Francisco Golf Club, and Pebble Beach.
He currently works as an assistant greenskeeper at The California Golf Club (MacKenzie re-design in 1927) and lives above the pro shop where he oil paints evenings and weekends.
Here are some testimonials regarding Josh’s work:
Ben Crenshaw... “As we have told you, we are great admirers of your work. Your paintings are beautiful, and I must say they appeal to Bill and me from the aspect that there is a good deal of impressionism so admirably painted by you.”
Bill Coore… “For several years I have admired your work and considered you to be among the elite golf course artists in the world. Having seen several of your most recent paintings, I could make the argument that you are the best in the profession. Your technique and style bring to canvas the life, vibrancy and realism of the landscapes you paint. I also appreciate that your work presents golf hole from the golfer’s perspective. The holes you paint are actually recognizable to a golfer fortunate enough to have played them ! I was very pleased to see Ron Whitten’s recent article on you in GOLF WORLD and am happy to see your talent being recognized by the golfing community.”
Tom Doak… “Josh, your painting is out being framed and since our new office is nearly finished it will finally have a deserving home… I would not hesitate to recommend you to our other clients when they express interest in artwork. ”
For information on commissioning Josh Smith to paint a specific hole for you or your club, please contact him directly at 650.444.1899, or via email email@example.com or through his web site joshsmithart.com. Limited edition giclees are also available for some of the paintings featured above. Final edition prints can be retouched with oil, are signed and numbered, printed on canvas and can be stretched on wood.