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Artist Information

Name: Stewart Smith
Medium: Drawing, Charcoal, Painting, Pastel, Watercolor
Style: Abstract, Contemporary, Pop Art, Realism, Surrealism

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full”][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][vc_column width=“2/3”][vc_tta_tabs layout=“trendy” stretch=“1” title_font=“body”][vc_tta_section title=“Biography” tab_id=“1556904212576-a00267d3-de6ecfc7-1e2fbf04-4ffa89a3-53844463–04c6”][vc_column_text]Born and raised in Jack­sonville TX, I served 7 years in the U.S. Army before return­ing to Texas and start­ing a career as a mechan­ic. I’ve always had an artis­tic side and start­ing active­ly pur­su­ing it in 2018 under a pen name RoboticHat on social media. I’m mar­ried with 4 chil­dren and live in Jack­sonville TX.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=“Artist’s State­ment” tab_id=“1576189416677-d9b1ce74-9563”][vc_column_text]I’m very pas­sion­ate when it comes to my work. I have a some­what com­ic style and use medi­ums such as ink, pen­cil, water­col­or, and acrylic.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=“Artist Inter­view” tab_id=“1556904212591–5cf4ad24-124fcfc7-1e2fbf04-4ffa89a3-53844463–04c6”][vc_column_text]

Artist Interview: RoboticHat

What are your ear­li­est mem­o­ries relat­ed to art?
I can remem­ber at 5 years old ask­ing my par­ents for draw­ing books and sketch­ing images of bears and dinosaurs. Lol

How and when did you start becom­ing an artist yourself?
I real­ly felt I had a place as an artist in mid­dle school thanks to the praise from my art teacher and involve­ment in projects such as paint­ing an art car for the Hous­ton art car parade and head­lin­ing the school’s year­ly art­work book.

What was the evo­lu­tion like toward find­ing your cur­rent voice and visu­al vocabulary?
I lost touch with my artis­tic dri­ve for 14 years until I became inspired by a piece from one of my peers on social media. Since then I’ve had a a stronger desire than ever to cre­ate and share my work with every­one. I’ve learned how to work with dif­fer­ent medi­ums much more quick­ly than I thought and my work has been shared by sev­er­al YouTube channels.

What is your process like?
I real­ly don’t have much of a process. I sud­den­ly just have an idea cross my mind and have to put it to paper. I sel­dom scrap any work I start on. What I feel maybe a mis­take at first I can turn into the best part of a piece.

Is there any­thing from your artist state­ment that you wish to expound on, that you nor­mal­ly don’t have the chance to discuss?
Not that I can think of.

What do you try to con­trol in your sur­faces, and what do you leave to chance?
I leave every­thing to chance.

Where do you see your work going from here?
I would just be hap­py see­ing my work bring joy to more peo­ple hon­est­ly. I’d love to start work­ing on larg­er pieces.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full” css=”.vc_custom_1556905803913{padding-right: 5% !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}”][vc_column][us_grid post_type=“attachment” images=“1934” items_quantity=“15” pagination=“ajax” items_layout=“gallery_default” type=“masonry” columns=“3” overriding_link=“popup_post_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row]