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Preston M. Smith (PMS)

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20150513182526-shattered__smaller_
"Shattered", 2015 Oil On Wood 24" X 24" © PMS Artwork
20160224202238-deconstruction__smaller_
"Deconstruction"
20150316182806-magic_under_the_moonlight_smaller_
20150316183021-the_wild__smaller_
The Wild, 2015 Oil On Wood 24" X 36" © PMS Artwork
20150513182615-day_tripper__smaller_
20150513182556-the_little_bear_and_his_masterpiece__smaller_
20160224202236-tiger_in_the_room_no_frame
20160224201853-convergence__smaller_
20150113214110-ecstasy_smaller_
20160224202029-my_favorite_dirty_old_man__smaller_
20160224202039-waits__smaller_
20150113214111-ethereal_smaller_
20160224201928-the_little_bear_has_always_been_there__smaller_
20150113214139-force_of_nature_smaller_
"Force of Nature", 2014
20160224202106-such_a_perfect_day__smaller_
20160224201947-her__smaller_
20160224202136-child_s_play__smaller_
20150113214143-just_bee_smaller_
20150113214214-to_argentina_with_love_smaller_
20150113214215-the_wildcats_of_kilkenny__smaller_
20150113214242-a_moment_reverberates_smaller_
20150316183038-afternoon_delight__smaller_
20150113214420-en_tus_ojos__smaller_
20150113214246-amarillo_smaller_
20150513182516-untitled__smaller_
"Untitled", 2015 Oil On Masonite 18" X 40" © PMS Artwork
20150113214301-elements_and_dreamscapes_smaller_
20150113214320-temptation_smaller_
20150113214333-catch_of_the_day_smaller_
20150113214336-all_the_dead_painters_smaller_
20150113214404-waking_up_in_an_alleyway_in_hollywood_smaller_
20150113214406-dance_with_the_devil_small_
20160720192231-don_t_f__k_with_my_planet__smaller_
"Don't F#?k With My Planet", 7/13/16 Oil On Reclaimed Wood From Dresser Drawer 11" X 5" © PMS Artwork
20160720192336-when_the_levee_breaks__smaller_
"When The Levee Breaks", 7/17/16 Oil On Reclaimed Wood 38" X 22.5" © PMS Artwork
20160720192350-changes__smaller_
"Changes", 6/12/16 Oil & Ink On Wood 36" X 48" © PMS Artwork
20160720192405-push_my_buttons__smaller_
"Push My Buttons", 6/18/16 Oil On Wood 48" X 24" © PMS Artwork
20160720192506-tsunami__before___after__smaller_
"Tsunami, Before & After", 7/04/16 Oil On Reclaimed Wood Diptych 13.5" X 13" © PMS Artwork
20160720192533-the_chosen_ones__smaller_
"The Chosen Ones", 6/06/16 Oil On Reclaimed Wood 28" X 11.5" © PMS Artwork
20170125030042-on_the_rocks__smaller_
"On The Rocks", 1/23/17 Oil On Canvas 36" X 18" © PMS Artwork
20170125030211-covering_up_the_past__smaller_
"Covering Up The Past" Oil On Canvas 48" X 36" © PMS Artwork
20170125030247-thaw_me_out__smaller_
"Thaw Me Out", 1/16/17 Oil On Canvas 36" X 18" © PMS Artwork
20170125030311-distorted_reality__smaller_
20170125030418-ephemeral_city__smaller_
20170125030433-passing_in_the_night__smaller_
20170125030517-the_gatekeeper__smaller_
20170125030538-violence_in_velvet__smaller_
20170125030630-don_t_f__k_with_my_peace__smaller_
"Don't F#?K With My Peace", 11/10/16
20170125030655-firewall__smaller_
20170125030744-point_me_in_the_right_direction__smaller_
20170125030810-show_me_your_true_colors__smaller_
20170125030924-we_found_each_other__smaller_
20170125030943-windows_of_opportunity__smaller_
20170125031046-wonderwall__smaller_
"Wonderwall"
20170125031120-phantoms_of_the_city__smaller_
20170125031129-city_of_color__smaller_
20170605204243-get_yourself_connected__smaller_
"Get Yourself Connected", May, 2017 Oil On Canvas 60" X 48" © PMS Artwork
20180213195709-awakening
"Awakening", 2017 Oil On Canvas 24" X 48" © PMS Artwork
20180213195710-stop_pushing_me
"Stop Pushing Me", 2017 Oil On Reclaimed Wood 36" X 16" © PMS Artwork
20180213195717-better_with_age
"Better With Age", 2017 Oil On Reclaimed Wood 12" X 38" © PMS Artwork
20180213195725-breakthrough
"Breakthrough", 2017 Oil On Canvas 24" X 30" © PMS Artwork
20180213195742-color_guard
Color Guard, 2017 Oil On Canvas 36" X 36" © PMS Artwork
20180213195805-keep_it_together
"Keep It Together", 2017 Oil On Canvas 24" X 36" © PMS Artwork
20170606165551-pms_profile_large_abstract
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Denver, CO
Lives in
Los Angeles
Schools
Gonzaga University, 2001, Bachelors in Fine Arts/Theatre Arts
Statement

Through my artwork, I am mainly interested in exploring the existential experience of the human being. I find myself constantly infatuated by “scenes”, almost “freeze-frames” of the human experience, ranging from the ordinary to those bordering on insanity. I am not concerned with adhering to specific genres that exist in art; in fact I will sometimes mix many different techniques in the same painting. Rather, my work focuses on and is an expression of the human condition, incorporating feelings of confusion, suffering, depression, wonder, nostalgia, empathy, happiness, etc.. Though my work many times features strong elements of realism, these “scenes” come mainly from my imagination and therefore can be quite abstract. However, I do deal with the human figure in many paintings and when doing so I am concerned primarily with emotional content. Eyes are a focal point in many of my paintings, and I also deal with the appearance of human skin much as I would with fabric. This makes my work stand apart from many figurative paintings. I keep myself constantly inspired by surrounding myself with music, literature, movies, and by cultivating my own everyday experiences. I use all of these elements to completely access the present moment, where all true creativity flows from, and which allows ideas to adapt and evolve. This is what feeds my art and helps it to grow and change with every passing day and moment.