ABOUT RANDY SMITH
Born 1953, Morris Co. New Jersey
1977 undergraduate B.F.A in studio sculpture, University of New Mexico
1979-1985 studied art in the San Fransico Bay area
1985-thru the present living in Howardsville, Virginia
2001 commuting to NYC working as a handyman/ painter
Father of 5, University of New Mexico BFA graduate 1977, Plein Air Painter since 1987, Batteau Painter for 23 years. Randy Smith's influences in art are from Van Gogh, Diebenkorn, diSuvero, and MC Escher. Painting on sidewalks, ocean beaches, and riverbanks, Smith's style is a form of neo- impressionism, fauve, and mixed with the environmental elements...wind sun rain and snow..."Composition is everything to a painting", when asked "what kind of paint,'oil is the only paint to hold up to the elements.'" Painting on wood using oval, round and squares shapes, he paints small enough images that he can pack around on his easel, taking the subway, ferries and batteaux.
2009 Federal Hall group show "Eye on Wall St."
Guild Hall Clothes Line art show, East Hampton NY
2008 S.P.A.C.E. gallery NYC
2007 Photography NYC Gallery
2000 Batteau Gallery Charlottesville VA
1987-2009 Riverbank shows