Avril Thomson Smith is a self-taught artist born and raised on the Shetland Islands in Scotland. Avril works from her home studio in Lerwick, where she creates captivating paintings of the Shetland landscape. Childhood playgrounds have been a constant source of inspiration to Avril, who has very fond memories of playing at her Grannies croft on the south mainland of Shetland. Climbing hills, casting peats, building haystacks, and digging up tatties have cemented an appreciation for the old Shetland way of life and instilled a love and appreciation of the remarkable landscape. Shetland croft houses are set in the most stunning locations, some occupied, others sadly abandoned. Each little house is unique and quaint. Avril adores the summer season, where vibrant coloured wildflowers appear all over the island. The combination of colour and the freedom of art has developed into a stunning collection of acrylic croft house artwork which portrays the Shetland Landscape in all its splendour.