If you haven't figured it out, I love using food as a main topic in my watercolors.  I want to elevate food so the viewer looks at it as more than just something to eat. The  motivation to create this still life came from my wife.  She told me a few evenings ago that opinions were like onions, sometimes they can stink.  This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Dwight Smith


Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

9" h x 18" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.



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.