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/Trucks12 Trees
Most of the paintings in the above galleries are looking for a permanent home.
Contact me if you are interested:

This site was last updated 9/05/2016    

  • UPDATE:  The painting "1911 Downtown Tallahassee"
    received the 1st Place Award in the 2014 Art in Gadsden Exhibition.
    (Article in Gadsden County Times)

  • "Best in Show" 2011 Art in Gadsden
    Artist's Statement / Biographical Information

    "Why do you create?” My reply to a friend posing this question:

    Why, for fame and fortune, of course!  Actually, sometimes I wish I knew.  I know I feel motivated to create and I wish I could say I always find contentment in the process.  Sometimes it is quite fulfilling and sometimes it just seems to drain the last bit of energy.  Another reason I create is to get better at it.  I know there’s no logic in such purpose, particularly if that reason stands alone.  Early in my career “creating” meant satisfying the tastes of a second party or in some cases someone even further removed than “second.”

    I’d like to think I’m contributing something to the visual vocabulary, but it’s a big art world out there and at times it can be hard  to see significance in what I do.  So, we artists must 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 and never acknowledged 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

    Gadsden Arts Center
    FSU Artists' League

    Council on Culture & Arts
    LeMoyne Art