Dwight Smith's realist watercolors often play with scale to tell humous and fantastical stories. Dwight says of this painting, "I believe there are certain delicacies that become benchmarks in cuisine and the meatball sub is one of them. The Gods would enjoy such an item for nourishment. Maybe with extra cheese and sauce."

- Dwight Smith

Nectar of the Gods
DWIGHT SMITH


Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

7" h x 10" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.

$400

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Artist
Dwight Smith
Bradenton, Florida

Getting to Know Dwight

Dwight Smith depicts commonplace objects with a sense of playfulness and humor. His watercolor still life paintings appear conventional in their soft colors and composed compositions, but upon further observation the juxtaposition of unrelated items make for delightfully surprising combinations and comparisons. This transformation of the everyday, and strong graphic style, lend the work a pop feel. However, pop art is generally cool and ironic. Instead, there is a familiar and comforting sense of kitsch and Americana in Dwight’s subjects. In a similar fashion to the work of American artist Wayne Thiebaud, Dwight paints food and sweets of the American appetite. Doughnuts, hotdogs, and lollipops are captured in all of their potent delight. He plays with scale and composition to bring out a sense of the absurd, but ultimately his goal is to make the viewer smile.