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Today’s Events

  • Jan 2
    Field of View 2018 Artist Residency Exhibition Jan 02 to Feb 24 @Wolff Gallery
  • Jan 2
    2019 Current Member Show Jan 02 to Feb 02 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Jan 3
    Winter Group Exhibition Jan 03 to Jan 26 @Butters Gallery
  • Jan 3
    PATRICIA PONCIANO Jan 03 to Feb 04 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Jan 3
    Contemporary Prints – Recent Acquisitions Jan 03 to Feb 02 @Augen Gallery
  • Jan 3
    Deborah Horrell Jan 03 to Feb 02 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Jan 3
    Winter in America - Juried Show Jan 03 to Feb 02 @Gallery 114
  • Jan 3
    Manu Torres, Gabe Fernandez, Michael Brophy and Terry Toedtemeier Jan 03 to Feb 02 @Russo Lee Gallery
  • Jan 3
    Rebecca Reeve - Sun Breathing Jan 03 to Mar 02 @Upfor Gallery
  • Jan 3
    January Print Show & Devin Bernard Jan 03 to Jan 29 @Guardino Gallery

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Helvi Smith, Painter

I use reclaimed latex paint ( house paint) and acrylic paint in my art
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Practically all the paint I use is leftover house paint from garage sales, thrift stores and my local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store store. I grew up going to garage sales and thrift stores and second-hand is second nature to me. I use many different tools when I am painting. I use antique wood graining tools, bamboo skewers, pencil erasers, ketchup and mustard squirt bottles, screwdrivers and whatever else is within reach. I buy ugly painting and repaint them. I paint intuitively and with abandon. Because my color choices are generally what someone else did not use up, the fun for me is the challenge of putting colors, shapes and textures together in a pleasing way.