Born in South Africa in 1947, Peter Maxwell Smit was raised on the magnificent Cape Peninsula. In 1970 he headed for Australia, and very soon realised that he had arrived in the land of his dreams.
After much wandering, Pete teamed up with a likely lass, Louise, and they moved to Queensland to set up home. Working from their leafy Kobble Creek farm, Pete and Louise cast all their own work.
As a result of the many years spent working in the bush, Pete has a deep respect and understanding of nature, and relies on this for his inspiration. Enthralled by the majesty and diversity of the wildlife in this vast land, and captivated by even the smallest of its creatures, his search for new subjects will never end.
Entirely self taught, he relies on wife Louise as his major critic.
The winner of numerous awards, he has also been fortunate enough to have been handed many exciting commissions. Some of Pete`s work remains in Australia, but the majority of his bronzes find homes throughout the world.
About the work
Care and maintenance of bronze should never be a problem. Left to its own devices, the sculpture will age gracefully. It will be as pleasing to the eye in 3000 years time, as it is now.
Usually, an occasional dusting is all that will be required. However, should you wish, a rub with a quality furniture polish containing beeswax every 12 months or so will only enhance the appearance.
Each piece is unconditionally guaranteed and limited edition bronzes come with a certificate of authenticity.