Renee Lee Smith |Being There
Friday, February 28th, 2014
From 6-9 pm
Painter Renee Lee Smith produces figurative works that depict the life and landscape of the West Coast. In her most recent paintings, Renee has decided to work backwards by starting with a black canvas, the result are works that capture the various lights and moods that are true to this region. The exhibition references our memory of place with a strong sense of nostalgia.
Taught by her mother P. Root Smith to paint and influenced by her cousin Derek Root (a member of the Young Romantics) Renee has experimented with encaustic painting, sculpture and several other mediums. Originally trained in fashion illustration at FIT in NYC her eye has always gravitated towards the subtleness found in nature.