Preston Smith

Preston M. Smith’s paintings range from moody pop surrealism to colorfully tactile and palatable abstraction. Although Smith was cross-eyed and lacked depth perception as a child, those setbacks became the “lens” through which he developed a visual perspective of the world and continues to share as a painter. “Painting for me is a raw and cathartic expression of my inner self. It is also an expression of the human condition,” he says. “I see myself almost as a conduit for expressing raw and passionate emotions, without a filter. I think this is why people respond to my work, because they recognize these emotions from my art, in themselves.”