Richard Smith paintings at Foundation Gallery

Aug 23, 2017

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is showcasing the work of regional artist Richard Smith at the Frances Anderson Center through Sept. 13.

The public can meet the artist 5:30-7 p.m. during the Aug. 17th Art Walk Edmonds.

Currently living in Bonney Lake, Smith was born in western Alaska and lived in several places throughout the state as he grew up. As a child, Smith watched his mother use her oil paints and begged her to let him paint with her. Eventually, he chose a career as a dentist, and his emergence as an artist came later in life.

Finally, Smith was able to return to art. After three years of formal art training and then eight years with a studio group, Smith felt he had the technical foundation for painting.

As for his inspiration, he enjoys travel – each place he visits provides inspiration for his art. Of the many places he likes to go, Smith travels to Alaska frequently, and many of his paintings are from both his travels and his memories.

The Frances Anderson Center is at 700 Main St., Edmonds. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m Monday-Friday. For more information, call 425-771-0228.


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