Blu Smith is best known for his broad washes and textures while pulling out and developing 3D shapes within the structures. He then attempts to resolve the surface with incisive line drawing. Smith explains "I look at my paintings not as individual pieces but rather as a living, breathing and constantly changing body of work. It really does take on a life of its own," Smith says about his process. His subject matter is based on organic shapes with strong ties to nature, balanced with cavernous spaces that are filled with light so as to glow with an atmospheric quality."
Smith lives in Victoria, on the west coast of Canada, with his wife and young family. He's exhibited work throughout Canada, Europe and the U.S. for several years.