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. Preston’s work 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, and beauty", and his work and life have been an expression of moving from darkness into light. Preston’s work has been showcased alongside...read more
As a child I taught myself to draw and paint by copying animals and horses out of books on an almost daily basis.
Then in 1979 I did a foundation course at Chelsea and then a degree course at Brighton where I graduated in 1983 with a fine art degree in sculpture. I then worked in a studio on the seafront for a while making sculptures with an architect for clubs and hotels.
On moving to East Grinstead in the late 80's, I began painting for an art agent that specialised in...read more
Currently I live in Crozet, Va, painting plein air landscapes of Virginia and the Blue Ridge mountains. I paint in the tradition of French and American impressionists, using alla prima and impasto technique. in 2001 I took classes with lois Griffel, the director of Cape Cod School of Modern Impressionism, Provincetown, Ma. My works are in private collections fo russia, USA and Italy.
Among my recent awards are Apstel award of the Degas Pastel Society, 2012; Honorable mention of the Pastel magazine, 2013; In French treadition, Plein air 757, 2013; and 1st...read more
Kim trained in England, where she exhibited and taught ceramics. Since moving to California, Kim has developed a new direction for her work introducing new shapes, deep carving and piercing of the surface so that her vessels have a sculptural quality. Her building technique is labor intensive but gives Kim the shapes and qualities she seeks. Each piece is unique which is the central principle of her work. Kim works from her home studio in Laguna Niguel, Southern California. read more