Hi, I'm Drake Smith
Nice to meet you...
I have always been fascinated with the way the world works. It's all connected if you look at it from a certain perspective. From poetry to Cosmology it's all just a different reflection of the same image.
My goal is to take my interpretations of the way the world works, mix it up and put it down in paint on canvas.
I started painting late in life, in fact August 2012 marks my second year of painting. I went from never having picked up a paint brush to painting every day literally overnight August 2010. It was like a switch turned on and suddenly I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
I want to share my visions with the world. The good bad and ugly... the weird, the grotesque the darkly beautiful. The ordinary does not interest me. I surround myself with the artistic, exotic, intelligent, mysterious, spiritual, esoteric, questioning, rabble rousing, never satisfied with the status quo people in the world whenever I can. Normalcy, complacency, apathy, work your life away in a cubicle until you are almost dead then retire and enjoy life when you are too old to really experience it? No thank you.