Preston M. Smith (PMS) – Artist Portfolio Magazine
Artist Preston M. Smith (PMS) found himself cross-eyed and with no depth perception as a child. This was the “lens” through which he developed his unique visual perspective of the world, which he now shares as a painter. Graduating from Gonzaga University with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art/Theater Arts, Preston then moved to Los Angeles where he has since worked for over a decade as a fine artist. Preston’s work can best be categorized as having a mixture of both abstract and figurative styles, many times within the same piece. His colors are bold and his figures tend to be moody, with eyes being a major focal point. Preston’s work has been showcased alongside David Lynch and at the Inaugural Purple Ball for President Obama’s Inauguration in 2009, where he was commissioned to paint 12 portraits of the President. His work was recently part of “Laluzapalooza” at the world famous La Luz De Jesus Gallery and he will be completing and auctioning off a live painting for a celebrity fundraiser for the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation later this month. His work is in private collections around the world as well in the homes of celebrities such as Ed Harris, Ashley Judd, Josh Lucas, and so forth.