ASWASISNOW Gallery is wonderful space show casing the Artwork of the late Artist Dave Smith. opened in April 2023 by Dave’s family.

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 publicised 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!

Displayed at the gallery include illustrations, Acrylics, watercolours, digital as well as a 5-meter scroll of Ramsgate.

Wheelchair access available.
Dog friendly (dog water bowl and treats)



Jo Smith
27 Harbour Street
CT11 0DR

Tel: 07539 070678


Web: or

Opening Hours

Monday: 12:00 – 16:00

Tuesday 10:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 12:00 16:00

Thursday 13:00 – 16:00

Friday 12:00 – 16:00

Saturday 10:30 – 16:00

Sunday 11:00 – 15:00
(or by appointment outside normal hours)

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