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.
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