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Painter Richard Lee Smith Jr. Uses Personal Experiences to Influence His Works

Some of Richard Lee Smith Jr.’s earliest memories are of the sights and smells of paints. Since his formative years watching his grandmother put brush to canvas, Richard has developed his own painting techniques. Influenced by everyone from famous painters to his own family, Richard has been both a student of art and an artist for much of his life, traveling the world in his pursuit of painterly knowledge. In addition to his paintings, Richard is also a fine art photographer and uses the medium as another way to understand painting. Below, Richard tells JustLuxe about his way of looking at the world through a frame, as well as his personal health journey and its impact on his work.

Carly Zinderman

Carly Zinderman is a Senior Staff Writer for JustLuxe, based just outside of Los Angeles, CA. Since graduating from Occidental College with a degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies, she has written on a variety of topics for books, magazines and online publications, but loves fashion and style best. In her spare time, when she?s not writing, Carly enjoys watching old movies, reading an...(Read More)

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