Hello Atelier 023
It isn’t often that I see something at an art fair that stops me in my tracks. I mean, sure I see art that is beautiful and eye-catching. But, when you have a fairly particular aesthetic, as I do, you enjoy and appreciate the work and then move on. But sometimes, you find something that you fall in love with, and that is just what happened a few years ago when I saw this week’s guest, Seth Smith’s work at a local art fair.
Everything about his paintings was right for me – the colors, the subject matter, the overall vibe. Looking at his paintings made me feel like I was transported pool-side to a fabulous mid-century hotel – it was almost as if at any moment a waiter would be bringing me an umbrella-topped drink. I picked up Seth’s card and kept it, hoping that not only could I someday get him on the podcast, but that I would also have one of his paintings in my own home. Listen in as we speak to Seth about immersive experiences, vintage travel and the difficulty of painting water.
- Seth Smith: Visit Seth’s website to see more of his work.
- Casa Bonita: An over-the-top Mexican restaurant in Denver that features waterfalls and cliff divers!
- Seth is definitely a music fan and mentions Explosions in the Sky, Bob Dylan, Sigur Ros, and Manheim Steamroller as influences.
- Seth mentions multiple artists that have inspired him: J.M.W. Turner, Edward Hopper and Frederick Waugh.
- Ulricht Museum: The Wichita State museum where Seth discovered the work of Frederick Waugh.
- The Rice Gallery of Fine Art: The gallery in Overland Park, KS where Seth is represented.
- Lucky Street Gallery: The gallery in Key West, FL that represents Seth’s work.