The Artist Minute – Kirkland Smith, Visual Artist

The Who’s on the Move Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of the main drivers of a strong local economy as well as attracting talent to a region is the critical role the arts has in our community. Please enjoy watching, listening and supporting our artists in this series. We welcome you to share these videos with your business contacts and friends through social media.

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Kirkland Smith, Visual Artist

Kirkland Smith is a classical painter who began creating assemblages of post-consumer waste almost by accident. She was looking for a way to highlight the problem of consumerism in an environmental landscape contest. To paint and its effects in a disposable society, she decided to use the waste as her paint.

Born in Mt. Pleasant, Kirkland studied art in college and received a B.A. in Studio Arts. After graduating, she worked on commission, primarily painting portraits in oil, pastel, charcoal, and pencil. She is also now working on assemblage commissions and teaches classical drawing and painting to children.

She meets regularly with other artists to paint and draw from models.