Past shows at
directly from nature, attempting to capture the spontaneity of the moment, while
constantly searching for a balance between the objective aspects of the forms seen and my
emotional reaction to them. My hope in these paintings is that they might resonate
with an energy that is physically tangible by a sensation of light captured and held by
the movement of the brush.
In the end the exercise of painting becomes an addiction. Every painted stroke another
dangerous step. One becomes exhilarated at the possibilities of the unknown.
I have crossed a bridge somewhere and emerged with seemingly no philosophy, no
ambition to understand, or hardly any sense of past. I stand in this
trembling fantasy of the present, brush in hand, peering out.
Its difficult though, for the path is fraught with danger,
The easel is
a magic ring.
You slip it on and vanish.
Roderick Smith 2003
Rochester Institute of Technology BFA
Art Students League of New York
National Academy of Design
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
With wife Linda Miller, collaborating to create original folk dolls
winning numerous awards nationally including the DOTY award in New York
for Doll of the Year in 1994
Solo Show Macri Gallery
Group Show Mt Angel Abby Library