Kristy Smith: Artist Statement
Like the rhythms and riffs of jazz music, which take off from a tune into something fresh and organic, each of Kristy Smith’s acrylic and mixed media paintings begins with a simple inspiration—a color combination or a shape or a pattern found in the world around her. Once this inspiration is expressed on the canvas, there is no preconceived outcome. Smith’s spontaneous, intuitively riff-like responses to these beginnings develop freely into their own, energetic resolutions and expressions. There is no intended meaning in her work, although the viewer may find meaning in it. Smith’s process and the finished works are a way for her to celebrate life’s complexity and beauty through color, line and movement.
Image attached: Kristy Smith, Singing the Original Blessing, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 30”