This site was last updated 12/31/2017

 

Paintings by Robert DeWitt Smith

1 Boats 2 Birds 3 Abstracts 4 Places 5 Figures 6 Garden 7 Water

   8 Misc 9 Recent Work 10 Entertainers 11 Cars/Trucks 12 Trees 13 Critters

Many paintings in the above galleries are available.
Contact me if you are interested:
rds@rdewitt.net

Artist's Statement / Biographical Information

 

A friend once asked, "Why do you create?”

My answer: "why, for fame and fortune, of course!"  Actually, sometimes I wish I knew the real answer.  Though I feel motivated to create, I wish I could say I always experience contentment in the process. Another reason I create is to get better at it, though there seems no logic in such purpose.  Early in my career “creating” meant satisfying the tastes of a second party.  Thankfully, that is no longer the case.

It’s a big art world out there and at times it can be hard  to see significance in what one does.  So, we artists should be advised to take a somewhat philosophical approach and work within the available arena and trust that, in the grand scheme of things, it may matter.  For each of us who create art, I believe a motivation exists that is rarely acknowledged to oneself or to others. 

By now dear reader you may perceive that I am serious about my art, but don’t take my art too seriously.  There’s an abundance of pompous discourse regarding what so many of us are doing without my adding to the babble.

Robert DeWitt Smith
2735 Deborah Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310

 

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• 1996 Cultural Resources Commission
2011 Active Living
2011 Gadsden Arts E-News
2014 Senior Gazette

2014 Gadsden County Times
2017 Tallahassee Democrat (June)
2017 Tallahassee Democrat (August)