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AsWasIsNow Gallery

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

**Open Monday- Wednesday and Friday 12pm-4pm, Thursday 1pm-4pm and Saturday 10.30am-4pm

Ramsgate art gallery showcasing the artwork of the last artist Dave Smith. Displays include illustrations, Acrylics, watercolours, digital as well as a 5-meter scroll of Ramsgate.

Dave was an extremely humble artist who loved nothing more than to put pen, pencil or paintbrush to paper in his modest home studio, seldom without his loyal dogs, at his feet. Dave rarely published his work; his passion found him painstakingly researching his subjects, and hiding behind his tools for hours, months and even years on the pieces he was creating. This investment in and dedication to his art did not allow him much time for exhibitions. He simply painted and filed his work safely away in the shed, loft or modest portfolio.

Sadly, Dave passed in September 2020. Whilst coming to terms with the grief of his passing, Dave’s family were overwhelmed with the legacy he left. Realising the sheer scope of his body of work, they decided to create AsWasIsNow Ltd and open a gallery to allow others to enjoy and appreciate Dave’s work, rather than it being hidden away in the confines of the shed!


27 Harbour Street


CT11 8HA


Pets Allowed
Step-free access
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