"I enjoy painting and eating pears," remarks Dwight Smith. "Lately, I have been setting up still lifes in our hallway because I like the light. The light on the bowl and pears reminded me of the sun with flares coming off its surface. The cast shadow from the bowl is full of transparent purple and reds. I enjoy the stems of the fruit against the background color the most, as well as eating the pears."

- Dwight Smith

Solar Flares
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.

$425

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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.