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Preston M. Smith

Artist Preston M. Smith (PMS) found himself cross-eyed and with no depth perception as a child. This was the "lens" through which he developed his unique visual perspective of the world, which he now shares as a painter. Before focusing completely on his visual artwork, Preston spent many years developing and expanding his creative mindset by acting professionally, touring and lead singing for a punk/ska band, and writing two novels as well as a collection of poetry and original paintings. All of this experience fed into his ability to access his creative voice and communicate his own experience.

 

Over the years, Preston’s artwork has transitioned from moody pop surrealist paintings into vibrantly colorful, tactile, highly textured and almost "edible" abstract works. His mantra for his abstract work is "color, texture, beauty and decay", and his work and life have been an expression of moving from darkness into light. Preston’s work has been showcased alongside David Lynch and at the Inaugural Purple Ball for President Obama’s Inauguration in 2009, where he was commissioned to paint 12 portraits of the President. Very recently, Preston is coming off of a successful Solo Exhibition at ShockBoxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach California and his first two consecutive showings at the LA Art Show in Downtown L.A. with bG Gallery. His work has also been selected by a panel of curators as a winner in the 1st 2018 ArtSlant Artprize Showcase and has been on display at the world famous La Luz De Jesus Gallery, and in numerous exhibitions throughout Los Angeles and across the country. Preston's work has also been the subject of a documentary short entitled "Negativity To Creativity" and is in hundreds of private collections around the world as well in the homes of celebrities such as Ed Harris, Ashley Judd, Josh Lucas, Amy Brenneman, Patricia Arquette, and more.

Lift Art Gallery, Virtual exhibition, 6.

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Slip Through The Cracks
Slip Through The Cracks

Oil on Wooden Panel 61 x 122 cm US$ 2,000

Cooling It Down
Cooling It Down

Oil and Marbled Glass Tile on Wooden Panel 61 x 122 cm Sold

The Piano Has Been Drinking
The Piano Has Been Drinking

Oil on Board 61 x 122 cm US$ 2,000

Stacking Up
Stacking Up

Mixed Media Assemblage Painting 61 x 91,5 cm Sold

Fragmented
Fragmented

Oil on Canvas 91,5 x 122 cm US$ 2,500

Shape Shifter
Shape Shifter

Oil on Canvas 152,5 x 183 cm US$ 7,500

Painter's Lullaby
Painter's Lullaby

Oil on Wooden Panel 89 x 104 cm US$ 1,895

Technicolor!
Technicolor!

Oil on Canvas 122 x 152,5 cm US$ 4,500

Get Yourself Connected
Get Yourself Connected

Oil on Canvas 122 x 152,5 cm US$ 6,950

Spaced Out
Spaced Out

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 91,5 x 65 cm US$ 2,200

Cascade With Me
Cascade With Me

Oil on Canvas 122 x 61 cm US$ 2,000

We Can Beat Them
We Can Beat Them

Oil on Canvas 89 x 71 cm US$ 1,600

Lift Art Gallery, Virtual exhibition, 4.
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