Larry Smart spent much of his early childhood in the Middle East where his father was working. In the 1960s he attended Croydon Art School on a fine art course. After various jobs he took up painting and illustration full time. He has held a number of solo exhibitions in England and his paintings are in private collections throughout the world. Commissions include a series of murals for former Beatle George Harrison and he has recently completed four paintings featuring British sporting themes for Sainsburys Sherry labels. In recent years he has been a regular exhibitor at the RONA Gallery in Mayfair, London. Since the mid 1980s he has regularly visited Morocco and especially Marrakech where he now spends several months a year. Morocco has become a major source of inspiration for his work.