Demo Artist: David Smith - Scenic Outdoors
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Christ Presbyterian Church
6901 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55435
David Smith is a nationally recognized watercolor artist. His paintings are represented in galleries and museums across the United States, and he has received many awards. His painting, "Shower of Light" received the Skyledge Award, as well as the cover image of this year's Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) catalog. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, as well as others.
David is a popular watercolor instructor, leading local, national, and international classes. He enjoys breaking down a complex watercolor into small steps to allow students to understand not only the techniques, but the thought process behind a finished picture. As well as Smith Studio in Eden Prairie, he has led recent trips to the Denali Peninsula in Alaska, and to France.
David began painting 30 years ago by studying Chinese brush painting. He credits this experience with encouraging fearless brushstrokes in his watercolor. He is particularly interested in capturing the effects of light, shadow and mood in his paintings. He uses multiple different approaches to "convey a feeling of aliveness" in his paintings. He is particularly interested in portraying the beauty of the outdoors, and nature.
For more information, please visit dsmithfineart.com.