painter / illustrator / designer / instructor
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We are happy you stopped by. You're invited to
enjoy my site and the paintings shown here.
As a teacher and artist it is my pleasure to explore and
express my artistic side with paper, canvas, brush and
paint. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with my students
with the hope that they will appreciate their own talents
and skills and that they will benefit from a life with art as
much as I do.
I feel equally comfortable working in watercolor
and oil. Although I like a variety of subjects, my passion
is the landscape. Nature offers an unlimited choice of colors,
shapes, textures and lighting. I need to feel something
about the subject, a collection of darks and lights, or a
special feeling of atmosphere...perhaps even a certain
recollection of a time or a particular place.
Cletus Smith is a native Oklahoman with an art degree
from Oklahoma City University. He has been a graphic
designer, illustrator, industrial designer and a
Cletus taught painting at the University of Central Oklahoma
for 18 years and currently teaches private classes at his
Oklahoma City art studio. He regularly conducts lecture
demonstrations, workshops and has judged numerous
art shows throughout the southwest.
Numerous awards and recognitions have been given
to Cletus for his paintings and his work as an instructor.
His work is also included in the State of Oklahoma Art
Collection. He is represented by galleries in Oklahoma,
New Mexico and Texas.
2312 N.W. 119th COURT / OKC, OK 73120 / 405.755.5111 / 575.224.3152 / firstname.lastname@example.org