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Today’s Events

  • Jan 4
    Dorothy Glenn "Generous Mystery" Jan 04 to Feb 25 @Wolff Gallery
  • Jan 4
    Starting From Darkness Jan 04 to Mar 04 @Waterstone Gallery
  • Jan 16
    Regarding Rascals Jan 16 to Feb 24 @Froelick Gallery
  • Jan 20
    Flood Jan 20 to Feb 24 @Disjecta
  • Jan 20
    Stratospheric Jan 20 to Mar 02 @Geezer Gallery @ Artists Repertory Theatre
  • Feb 1
    Kanetaka Ikeda: Parts of the Cosmic Tree Feb 01 to Feb 25 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Feb 1
    Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery Feb 01 to Feb 28 @Annie Meyer Gallery
  • Feb 1
    Building Cranes and Butterfly Wings Feb 01 to Feb 25 @Waterstone Gallery
  • Feb 1
    Convergent Landscapes Feb 01 to Feb 25 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Feb 1
    Retrospective to Prospective Feb 01 to Feb 25 @Basic Space 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.