UWS Spring 2020 Workshop: David R. Smith, AWS, NWS

David R. Smith, AWS, NWS

Workshop Dates: May 4 – 8, 2020


Click here for more information and to register

  • UWS Member full workshop (5-day) registration $495
    (You must be a Utah resident to join UWS.)
  • Non-member full workshop (5-day) registration $595

Click Here for materials list

Click Here to visit David’s website

Workshop runs Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm each day.
One hour lunch (participants are responsible for their own lunch).
Continental Breakfast items and snacks will be available.



David R. Smith Bio

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The Watercolor Journey

David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium.  By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally.  To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying.  These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.

David’s favorite subjects tend to be found in nature and he loves to travel abroad as well as explore state and national parks for inspiration.  Depicting a subject in great light, capitalizing on the contrast developed by light and shadow, while showcasing the assortment of jewels that happen naturally through the fluid medium keeps David eager to paint his next creation.

David has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China.  He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level.  David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others.




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