About the Artist
Bree Smith has a BFA in Studio Art and has been a working artist based in Dallas, Texas since 2015. After building a career in marketing and user experience design for several years, Bree felt the pull back to her easel as a way to work through her perfectionism and anxiety. Her work has been collected throughout the U.S. and Canada, and she has been interviewed and featured by several publications, including The Create! Podcast, PIKCHUR Magazine, Dallas Style & Design Magazine, and ArtFolio Annual 2020.
I am a multidisciplinary fine artist working primarily in 2D painting and mixed media collage. My work is inspired by my dreams of an intergalactic future, and the science fiction television, movies, and novels my late father shared with me during my childhood. I lean into our shared love of sci-fi in my work as a way to remain close to him after his passing almost 20 years ago.
An important purpose in my work is to subvert the negative depictions of humanity’s future and inspire hope. I work to accomplish this through bright, saturated colors and subtle whimsical details. By creating spontaneous, nonobjective work using water as a primary tool, I confront my need for control as I work to resolve my compositions.
What is your “Dreamland” ?
My Dreamland is a world where we are able to travel to different planets within the galaxy and begin new ways of life there. My work depicts an abstracted, dreamlike view of my imaginary intergalactic spacescapes, where I imagine there to be colors, clouds, stars, and planets in colors that span the entire spectrum.
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