John Caesar-Smith was born in Peterborough in 1930, the son of a brickyard worker, with a natural love of the countryside. Caesar-Smith is best described as a romantic landscape artist and few are more accomplished in producing such beautiful scenes of trees, water, field and woods. His medium is oil and one seldom sees it used with such delicacy, with a predominance of gentle blues, greens and greys adding a restful quality to his canvases.
Caesar-Smith has a special feeling for silver birches which seem to come to life under his brush and often his entrancing landscapes are enlivened with natural fauna such as pheasant, rabbits and deer. His paintings are bought and enjoyed by both town dwellers eager to escape city life and country people who are fortunate enough to live in the quiet countryside portrayed by this artist.