Art

Listing of paintings by the name of the series.

  • Andy Dialogs 2005-Present

    Andy Dialogs 2005-Present

    ABOUT THE ANDY DIALOGS; I found myself painting Andy Warhol images in the background of my paintings as a fun thing; the channeling of a dead artist, celebrity vs nature as art, and an outsider from northern California moving to NYC to draw attention to my painting. It worked!    please click here to ask for…

  • Islands Drawings

    Islands Drawings

    Islands Drawings keep me informed of new work and exhibits…and more images by request……please click Islands Drawing 03, 4×5, pencil/Bristol paper, 2015 Islands Drawing 02, 4×5, pencil/Bristol paper Islands Drawing 01, 4″ x 6″, pencil/paper, Mel Smothers 2015

  • Early Paintings

    Early Paintings

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  • Flying Lessons 2000-2003

    Flying Lessons 2000-2003

    Flying Lessons series. keep me informed of new work and exhibits…and more images by request……please click Based on images of the Whopping Crane’s reintroduction to the western flyway. It became a personal metaphor for learning. About 30 paintings between 2000-2003. Flying Lessons #5, 60″ x 54″, Oil on canvas, Mel Smothers 2002.

  • Crow Stories 2000-2003

    Crow Stories 2000-2003

    ABOUT CROW STORIES. keep me informed of new work and exhibits…and more images by request……please click From 2000-2003 I had a studio in a barn on a walnut orchard near the UCD campus where I was teaching painting. Each day the crows would noisily leave and return. Crow Stories also continues with my interest in…