Ralston Fox Smith

Artist Bio

“I paint intuitively in response to the world around me, creating landscapes that are both soothing and provocative. Each setting is a composition of nature’s elements that are infused with personal experience and emotion.”

 Ralston Fox Smith grew up in New Hampshire and attended Amherst College where he earned a B.F.A. He continued his art studies at the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture studying under Los Four artist Frank Romero, contemporary abstract artist Laddie John Dill, and Beat Generation artist George Herms. Their collaborative teaching fueled Fox’s passion for oil painting and its direct expression of self and surroundings.

Smith’s work has been exhibited in museums such as the Hickory Museum of Art, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the Mead Museum of Art. Smith’s work is collected internationally; He is inspired by and presently lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, two children and large dog.