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CJ Smith

CJ Smith

Residence Period: 2017.06.01-2017.06.30

CJ Smith

Residency Project

"During this residency, I will develop a collection of large scale imagery using a vivid, painterly style of photographic processing. A frequent subject for my artwork is the soothing environment of island life. My work captures the laid-back feeling of cool tradewinds blowing in the palms, the warmth of the rising and setting sun, and the refreshing feeling of waves dancing along the shore. This work will be showcased in a fresh and luminous exhibition that can transport the viewer to a state of vibrant relaxation."


CBRE - Featured Artist
Punahou Art Gallery - Featured Artist
Hawaii Five-0 TV Show - Featured Artist

Base of activity: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Medium: Photography

For CJ Smith, a work of art is much more than an image on a wall. It is an interaction, an exchange of energies that can inspire, uplift and transport the viewer. CJ creates art to positively influence both the environment it is a part of and the people within that space. More than any single aspect of color, light or subject, his vision vividly captures a moment that synthesizes these elements in a way that refreshes, soothes, and elevates the viewer's state of mind.