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Artist: Aaron SmithHe/Him/His

Artistic Discipline: Visual
Location: Spokane, WA

Aaron Smith is a local painter, available for commissions and murals, specializing in capturing local scenery. Prints and other works can be found at Aaron began painting local scenery after he bought an art print by Zuane “Canaletto” who specialized in painting the canals of Venice. When observing his work and the work of other influences such as Edward Hopper, Aaron had come to admire the authenticity of what they captured by being in their particular time and place. Cannaletto, for example, may not have appreciated at the time the innocuous shutters, clotheslines and chimneys which were so unique to his era. Just as Hopper may not have meant to capture the quiet and even boredom of his time and place by painting a woman looking at her fingers in a neon lit diner such as the case in Nighthawks. So Aaron’s paintings of Spokane are meant to be seen as documents for an ever changing fast paced era. In one painting for example a man holds a white takeout coffee cup with a black lid. In another, viewers can see the city from the top of Monroe Street which has already changed with construction. He also does commissions and murals. Prints and other works can be found at

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