About Richard lee Smith Jr. Is a painter of gaudily-colored, Mark-expressionist shapes with an undercurrent of spiritual commentary and personal growth. He was born in 1975 in Dallas, Texas. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, in California, receiving his BFA degree in 1997. He now lives in Los Angeles. He has had one-man exhibitions in Los Angeles and Dallas. In his evocative and prolific body of work, Smith explores the way nature, energy, and spaces define perception. His paintings and drawings examine the untethered ethereality, mining the forms and methods of mark-making, sacred geometry, and hieroglyphics. His photographs explore a similar terrain, dissolving traditional representation to reach elusive spiritual experiences. Richards photographs are one of ones. Printed and mounted on archival fine art paper and materials with museum glass and vintage one of a kind frames.