Posts by Mark T. Smith


Anatomy of a painting 2020

This is a visual record of the process that lead to the painting entitled “Half Life”, Mixed Media on stretched canvas, 40×60 inches, 2020. This painting started in early 2018 in my first studio in …

Continue Reading →

PNW / 2019-2020

I relocated my studio to Seattle, Washington in 2018. I have been fortunate to have lived/worked in a few cities over my career. I have found that the PNW is a great fit for the …

Continue Reading →
IMG_0452 2

1965 Ford Mustang

In the midst of a Global Pandemic, living in a red zone, socially distanced, empty city…

Empty city? Perfect!

The keys are smaller than most, the ignition key has an almost Egyptian quality to it, …

Continue Reading →

Figure Drawing 2019

The human figure is one of the most challenging forms to master. Because of the complexity of the human body, it makes the perfect subject to test, hone and renew one’s mastery of drawing. Over …

Continue Reading →

Sketchbook 2019

Working in sketchbook is fundamental to my studio practice as an artist. This is where all ideas start and are captured for refinement. Filled with notes, sketches, reportage drawings and observational drawings, these books are …

Continue Reading →