Thanks for visiting my gallery. I'm an abstract realism landscape painter. I'm happiest when I'm out in the mountains, and my goal is to achieve the sense of a place and the feeling you get when you're in nature, while still presenting my work as a painting, not a photograph.

I'm trained by my mother and grandfather, both artists, and self-trained. I prefer to work outside en plein air, but given time constraints I often paint in the evening after my day job as a primary care doctor in Portland Oregon. 

Gouache is my favorite medium, but I also use acrylic for larger paintings. I also use watercolor, although less often than I used to. 

Any of the images here are available as affordable art prints. At any given time I have some paintings listed for sale, email me if there's an original work you're interested and its not listed as available.

-Ben Smith