Friends are showing: North Bristol Art Trail 2022

Friends of the Royal West of England committee members, Jane Boot and Laurel Smart, will be showing in this year’s North Bristol Art Trail (link) on the weekend of 26th and 27th November.

Jane was previously the Chair of the committee and now organises the Friends exhibitions. Laurel helps with the exhibitions, social media and artists’ talks.

Jane Boot

Laurel Smart

Jane paints in acrylic and watercolour. Her enchanting work is mainly intuitive, imagined landscapes. Laurel also works in acrylic and creates striking, large scale abstract canvases. Colour is incredibly important to both of them. As well as working together on the committee they support each other in their artistic endeavours.

Jane’s paintings at Venue 16
Laurel’s painting at Venue 48

This year the Art Trail theme is ‘Art from the Heart’, acknowledging how art has sustained everyone. In recognition of how difficult life is for many people, some North Bristol artists are making donations from their sales to charity. Jane and Laurel have made work specifically to support St Peter’s Hospice and UNICEF.

Jane’s charity paintings supporting St Peter’s Hospice
Laurel’s collaborative work with Space for Creativity supporting UNICEF children
You can pick up a North Bristol Art Trail map at the RWA, at various venues around the city, or visit
Jane will be at Venue 16 and Laurel will be at Venue 48.


  1. Yaya Laurel Smart & Jane Boots work looks brilliant I hope I make it back in time from the opening of my solo exhibition in New Delhi Wishing you great success for this exciting event Kind regards Denise

    On Fri, 11 Nov 2022 at 21:24, The Art of Denise Wyllie <> wrote:

    On Thu, 10 Nov 2022 at 21:30, The Floating Circle <


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