Retired Architect and Structural Engineer, Mixed media artist
Smith spent many of his years of professional practice in Houston and Austin as a partner with an international A/E firm where he focused on medical and educational projects across the country.
The Smiths relaxed on ‘working weekends’ at their small beach house/art studio on Matagorda Bay. He retired in Colorado to be near grandchildren and now boasts the title of “Winter Texan.” His projects include art welding and metal sculptures which have been exhibited in multiple events and galleries. His unique technique with watercolor/ink paintings depict subjects reflecting his lifelong obsession with all things nautical…especially shrimp boats, as well as his fascination with southwest architecture.
Along with his wife, Louise, a clay artist, he participated in many coastal art shows exhibiting Raku fired sand dollars, fish, and related themes. In the studio he fulfilled the role of the ‘Fire-Meister’ tending the 2400 degree F propane fired Raku kiln. He looks forward to working with Mary Phillip and other Rockport Gallery artists.