Frans Smit was born in Stellenbosch in 1976. He first studied science at the University of Stellenbosch but decided to study a field with more creativity. He studied photography for four years at the Free State Technikon then moved to London where he spent four years.

During his stay in the United Kingdom, he followed various painting courses at Chelsea College of Art and Design, the City Lit and also the prestigious Central Saint Martins.

He is currently a full time artist and photographer living and working in Cape Town and does freelance work for various magazines, predominantly focusing on decor and portraiture. He is very passionate about painting and finds it is a fulfilling process. He currently works from the EASTSIDE Studios in Woodstock.

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