Brian M. Smith
Art follows what I ordinarily do. An outdoors person, I hope my landscapes invoke the sense of a moment in time: light reflecting off wet rocks on a distant shoreline; a sky that as kids made us imagine clouds as objects; homes in other countries different than ours; reflections on a quiet pond on a summer morning or those times between sunlight and darkness. An acquaintance once told me until seeing a show of my landscapes he rarely looked at the sky and now does as a matter or habit. That's a response I'm very thrilled with.
2010 SW Michigan Land Conservancy/Plein air Artists of West Michigan Calendar Project
2009 The Saugatuck Dunes, Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance book project
2001 Artist-in-Residence, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
2001 Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, MI
2001 Borgess at Woodbridge, Kalamazoo, MI
2000 Art Council Greater Kalamazoo Gallery Hop