"My artwork examines the untethered ethereality, a vignette of another world or dimension. The frequencies of a higher vibration, or vibration of the new paradigm. It's about spiritual growth and healing. It wasn’t until recently that I really understood all this. Although I am trained in western art methods and history. My work is unmistakably informed by my time spent in nature. Born and raised in Texas, I spent a lot of time in nature, observing birds, animals, and the weather. This is where I learned about energy, and how everything is connected. The application of paint with an energetic intention, layering shapes and marks creating an energetic beacon. An expression of the way I sense my reality."
Born in 1975 in Dallas, Texas, American Artist, Richard Lee Smith Jr. studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, in California, receiving his BFA degree in 1997 and now lives in Los Angeles. He is a painter of mark-expressionist shapes with an undercurrent of spiritual commentary and personal growth.
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