"My thoughts with "Rooted" were security, stability and faith," says Dwight Smith. "In my watercolors, I regularly use the nest to represent all three. The bird in this painting opted for the stability of the window ledge over the limbs of a tree. I placed the tree in the corner to indicate insecurity. The window is located on a historic mansion built in the 1800s near where I live." Beautiful detailing of the window and stuccoed white wall. Delicate shadow work, and nice compositional balance with the slight off-center placement of the window combined with the foliage.

- Dwight Smith


Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

10" h x 7" 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.