The OT Circus is thrilled to present this week long solo exhibit of the ENTICING works of local artist Derek Smith.
Born in Baton Rouge Louisiana, and raised in New Mexico, Derek Humberto Smith graduated from the University of new Mexico where he earned a BFA in painting.
Long active as both an artist and a teacher, Derek is a successful painter with his works hanging in private collections around the Southwest. He currently assists as an art instructor to individuals with special needs in the Exploratory Arts Program at VSA.
Inspired by artists such as the Chinese born painter Zhaoming Wu, Italian artist Pino Daeni, and the great master William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Derek seeks to create a body of work that speaks to the threads that bind our emotional memories and desires.
Derek works predominately in oil. He is a prolific painter with an impeccable attention to detail. Much of Derek's works celebrate the female body in a sultry and relaxed form. He is a master of subtle lighting in his paintings. You do not want to miss this exhibit.
The opening reception is Saturday 11/1117 from 5-9pm. You can meet the artist and light refreshments will be provided.
The show closes on Saturday 11/18/17 from 5-8pm, and light refreshments will be provided.