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Cooper

Lee Smith
Ugallery 5345196731 UGallery

Acrylic paint and collage on Wood New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2022

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d |2 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $350

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Artist Lee Smith portrays a streetwise golden inner-city dog set against a vibrant background with violet highlights. Gold metallic tears glimmer below one of his glowing green eyes providing an accent to the dog's features. In her process, Lee starts by applying acrylic paint onto her canvas. She then incorporates different media and methods such as gel medium, dry-brushing, and blending as she builds up multiple layers of interest. It results in bold captivating pieces with rich colors and strong contrasts.

Lee Smith

FOREST GROVE, Oregon

Artist Lee Smith combines abstract, primitive, expressionist, and gritty contemporary art in her work. “My style is greatly influenced by years spent in CGI production and an unapologetic love for the daily comics,” says Lee. As a keen observer, she finds her inspiration in the social aspects of life. Her work represents human emotions and portrays these emotions by illustrating the animal world, often using those popular companions—cats and dogs. In her long professional career, Lee has worked as a newspaper layout artist, a visual merchandising specialist, a freelance graphic artist, a technical illustrator, and an art director. Lee retired from the corporate world ten years ago to concentrate on her art career. “Although I studied art in college, I prefer to describe myself as 'self-taught.' Years of irreplaceable hands-on experience have provided an extensive and invaluable continuing education in the arts,” says Lee. When building her current home in Oregon, she added a small studio that she keeps organized and clutter-free. She wears her trusty paint-covered denim overall when working, and typically listens to audiobooks or podcasts. “I have dozens of paintbrushes in cans all over the studio, but I have only about 10 favorites that I always use.”

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