Bryan Keith Smith
1957 - 2014
Bryan Keith Smith’s career spanned more than thirty years, his art work won more than sixty awards and resides in collections nationally and internationally.
Bryan Keith Smith began his artistic career in 1976 as a self taught nineteen year-old native of Virginia Beach, VA. His first works were in oils but he later become captivated with the process and results of working in watercolors. His talent was quickly recognized by enthusiastic collectors and received numerous awards from festivals and exhibitions. In 1984 Bryan settled in St. Augustine, Florida and opened his own gallery continuing to build his reputation and demand for his richly detailed watercolors. He was a vital and engaged member of the active
St. Augustine arts community.
In 1990 Bryan Keith Smith moved his studio to Franklin, in Western North Carolina and focused on the natural landscapes and waterscapes the region. His artwork stands apart for his detailed realism, rich layering of watercolor and a natural ability to capture atmosphere and light. His passion for his art and subjects are clear in the scenes of Carolina riverbeds, farms,
coasts, and rock crevasses.