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Today’s Events

  • Apr 5
    Robert Lyons, Matthew Picton Apr 05 to Jun 02 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Apr 26
    Brad McLemore & Reed Clarke & Ralph Davis Apr 26 to May 29 @Guardino Gallery
  • Apr 29
    Phenomena Apr 29 to May 26 @Butters Gallery
  • May 1
    (IR)REGULAR May 01 to Jun 02 @Froelick Gallery
  • May 2
    Waiting Room May 02 to Jun 02 @PDX Contemporary Art
  • May 3
    Steve Tilden and Stephan Soihl May 03 to May 27 @Blackfish Gallery
  • May 3
    Geography of Hope May 03 to May 28 @Gallery 903
  • May 3
    Alyson Provax "you i everything else" May 03 to Jul 01 @Wolff Gallery
  • May 3
    Al Stone May 03 to May 27 @Gallery 114
  • May 3
    Juxtapositions May 03 to Jun 02 @Russo Lee Gallery


Helvi Smith, Painter

I use reclaimed latex paint ( house paint) and acrylic paint in my art
Website helvismith
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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.