By: Juan R Govea
Krystle Smith expresses her existential persona in many of her original large-scale un-stretched canvases, with such media starting with a basic charcoal sketch, acrylic, pastels and a special element; pigmented air dusted plastic powder, which is used to make gummy fishing lures.
The Dallas artist has been featured in several live art shows and currently paints live along with artist Tareq Alagha for the Silent Partners Art Collective at the Rooftop at Nora’s House of Champagne Parties on Sundays.
Smith’s work has been displayed at Arts De La Rosa Theater (best theater 2016),
and has painted many murals for Ash Studios (best gallery 2016) in Dallas for the past 2 years, As well a McLane Stadium mural for Waco Texas’ Muddle bar (best bar of 2016).
Smith’s art as she describes them are dark, but gives the dark attributes light by adding color saying she recognizes her personal path through the development of her art throughout her life.
“To me I don’t even realize I’m painting, they just kind of create themselves; almost multidimensional,” Smith says.
As of now Smith is working on 10 commissioned pieces including a golf series and a Native American piece adding her own poetic soliloquies.
As a full time artist for the past 6 years Smith says she would like to eventually do play backdrops and more unconventional pieces in the future. Smith does have prints available for sale, and is also available for taking commission from interested clients.
Krystle Dorian Smith’s upcoming events:
First Solo Show on October 27th at Ridglea Room – (Enter the Lab)
Art to be featured the entire month of October.
Painting Live with Tareq Alagha along with Silent Partners Art Collective – Rooftop @ Nora – House of Champagne Parties – Sundays
Donating live painting to be raffled at Fundraiser -Trigger’s Toys – Ultimate Cocktail Experience on Sept 30th @ Klyde Warren Park
Featuring and Donating Art – Ladies Night Out Hosted by Friscovania on Tuesday October 3rd – 6pm – 9pm