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T. SMITH
Houston, Texas - United States


, House Of Wax, Surrealism, $31,500
, A Palace And A Prison, Surrealism, $31,500
, Black And White And Red A, Holidays, $31,500

Art Starting At $31,500

Artist Statement

Hunting PLC has announced the finalists for their prestigious annual competition, The Hunting Art Prize 2009, which awards $50,000 to one distinguished artist. Included as one of the 134 finalists was T. Smith's oil painting "A Palace and a Prison".The Hunting Art Prize is the most generous annual art prize in the U.S., intended to help the reputations, raise the profiles, and support the careers of distinguished artists. In April, a second panel of jurors will make their decision. On May 2, the prize will be awarded, and the art will be exhibited at a gala held at the Decorative Center in Houston. Legal Disclaimer The following website contains adult content. If you are under 18 years of age, offended by adult material in art, or if it is illegal in your community or country to view adult material, please leave now. By proceeding you agree to be exposed to these materials. Continuing means that you understand and accept responsibility for your own actions, thus releasing the owner of this web site from any and all liability. All material on this web site is copyrighted. This copyrighted material cannot be reproduced or posted without written permission from the copyright holder. ARTIST STATEMENT T. Smith The aim is to see… That which others don't notice Reveal it to them Conceptual art is defined as “art that is intended to convey an idea or concept to the perceiver and need not involve the creation or ...   Read More

Original Artworks (19)

T. Smith; Never    Never   Land   , 2009, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 36 inches.
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2009
60 x 36 inches (152.4 x 91.4 cm)
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T. Smith; Fallacious Fear, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 60 inches.
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2009
36 x 60 inches (91.4 x 152.4 cm)
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T. Smith; Have your Cake and Eat it too, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  Greed. ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2008
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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T. Smith; Second Sight, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  The woman is after a terracotta sculpture 'Bust of a Lady' in the Kimbell Art Museum in Dallas attributed to Italian sculptor, Gian Cristoforo Romano, c. 1500.  The subject of the bust is Isabella d'Este, Marchioness of Mantua.  Isabella was the most celebrated woman of her ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2008
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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T. Smith; House of Wax, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  A female and male figure stand both with their heads, breasts and private parts on fire in a darkened room surrounded by other flames.    The title refers to the illusion that of relationships where passion can melt the exterior and reveal the true nature.  The woman is ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2008
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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T. Smith; A Palace and a Prison, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241   Escher- esque in impossible geometry, the palace is a desired ideal perched on a pedestal surrounded by walls that cannot be scaled.  The title suggests that which you covet and attempt to protect can ultimately imprison you. The idyllic fairy- tale like palace is both beautiful and ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2008
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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T. Smith; Black and White and Red A..., 2007, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  The title references the old newspaper joke as well as modern more shocking versions of that joke describing nuns, babies, blenders, and racism.  The other side of the newspaper analogy and the painting's imagery suggest a disaster of tragic proportion and related media headlines.  As a ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2007
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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T. Smith; Tomb of the Unknown Widow, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches.
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2006
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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T. Smith; In Vitro, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 48 inches.
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2006
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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T. Smith; Swan Song, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 The setting of this small landscape is the 'Valley of Fire' outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, a beautiful and austere environment of a natural rock bridge over a brilliant blue cloudless sky.  The only occupant in this fiery red landscape is a large white swan who sits ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2006
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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T. Smith; Octo Pie, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 36 inches.
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2006
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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T. Smith; Yin Yang, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 48 inches.
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2006
30 x 48 inches (76.2 x 121.9 cm)
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T. Smith; DETAIL Dark Winter, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 DETAIL A great deal of planning went into this work. I had a general idea of trees turning into human body parts and went through several iterations and discarded attempts before I settled on the final composition.  I had a group of friends pose for me and ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2005
60 x 36 inches (152.4 x 91.4 cm)
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T. Smith; Big Red aka Evolution of ..., 2001, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 I took a photograph of the 'Venus Hairse' during one of the Houston Art Car Parades.  The painting portrays Houston artist and hair salon owner, Susan Venus' well- known mannequin affixed to the top of the art car as she was passing by some trees.  I was ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2001
48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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T. Smith; American Virgin, 2002, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 I took this photograph of a mannequin covered with plastic wrap at a department surplus store in St. Petersburg, Florida.  It is a wash of turpentine and oil paint in blue, gray and white.  It was intended to be an under painting for a more finished oil ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2002
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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T. Smith; DETAIL Ghosts of Kinky Se..., 2002, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 DETAIL This painting was done from two different photographs that I shot and combined together.  The background of the bedroom is of a cheap motel room from my birthplace of North Tonawanda, N. Y. with an interior circa 1960.  The bedspread was the exact same kind that ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2002
36 x 60 inches (91.4 x 152.4 cm)
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T. Smith; Gorilla Depression, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is related in color tone and compositional simplicity to 'Soul Mates'. The colors are muted and dull and there are only two major elementsthe gorilla and the interior hallway.  I did a complete acrylic under painting and then painted in thin oil glazes over ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2004
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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T. Smith; Dark Winter, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 A great deal of planning went into this work. I had a general idea of trees turning into human body parts and went through several iterations and discarded attempts before I settled on the final composition.  I had a group of friends pose for me and took ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2005
60 x 36 inches (152.4 x 91.4 cm)
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T. Smith; Ghosts of Kinky Sex Past, 2002, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting was done from two different photographs that I shot and combined together.  The background of the bedroom is of a cheap motel room from my birthplace of North Tonawanda, N. Y. with an interior circa 1960.  The bedspread was the exact same kind that I ...
T. Smith
Original Oil Painting, 2002
36 x 60 inches (91.4 x 152.4 cm)
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