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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
Oil on Wooden Panel
61 x 122 cm
US$ 2,000
Cooling It Down
Oil and Marbled Glass Tile on Wooden Panel
61 x 122 cm
The Piano Has Been Drinking
Oil on Board
61 x 122 cm
US$ 2,000
Stacking Up
Mixed Media Assemblage Painting
61 x 91,5 cm
Oil on Canvas
91,5 x 122 cm
US$ 2,500
Shape Shifter
Oil on Canvas
152,5 x 183 cm
US$ 7,500
Painter's Lullaby
Oil on Wooden Panel
89 x 104 cm
US$ 1,895
Oil on Canvas
122 x 152,5 cm
US$ 4,500
Get Yourself Connected
Oil on Canvas
122 x 152,5 cm
US$ 6,950
Spaced Out
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
91,5 x 65 cm
US$ 2,200
Cascade With Me
Oil on Canvas
122 x 61 cm
US$ 2,000
We Can Beat Them
Oil on Canvas
89 x 71 cm
US$ 1,600
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Lift Art Gallery, Virtual exhibition, 4.
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