YSAC Gallery

“Paths in Paradise”

 Art by Roger Smith

July 20th- August 8th
Evening Reception July 19th 6-9 pm

Surprise! The Yellow Springs Arts Council’s Community Gallery’s up coming show will be “Paths in Paradise” Oil Paintings by Roger Smith. It opens this Friday 19th with an evening reception from 6-9 pm.

Roger was born in Middletown, Ohio.  Though he attended the Dayton Art Institute and Miami University, Roger considers himself  mostly a self taught artist.  “I have been teaching myself to paint most of my life.”  Working from traditional oil painting techniques, Roger likes to began his work with an oil base white primer to bring out the luminosity.  Many of his small landscapes are on wood panels. His beautiful, dreamy scenes of  Glen Helen have long been delighting local art buyers.

Roger says “this verdant  summer of vibrant growth in nature, has led me to rediscover old haunts and see how they have changed.”  It has led to an explosion of work, new scenes, rediscovered scenes, many small paintings of gorgeous color and depth.

Lately, Roger has been taking winter trips to Florida “I have discovered a world of pastel colors and bright moods.”  The discovery of Florida’s natural beauty has generated a flow of seascapes.

This special show combines recent Ohio and Florida work.  Long time local collectors will find this show a great temptation, they will have the chance to see a wide variety of his recent paintings, from small intimate gems from the Glen to glowing Florida seascapes.

We invite you to join us for his reception Friday 19th 6-9 pm at the YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio.