Amidst the Waves

“Amidst the Waves #2″ (48 x 30” with a 1.5” profile acrylic on canvas).
$2000 CAD Vancouver only

“Amidst the Waves″ (48 x 30” with a 1.5” profile acrylic on canvas).
SOLD

Amidst the Waves #3 800
“Amidst the Waves #3″ (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 2, 2017. SOLD

Amidst the Waves #4 800

“Amidst the Waves #4″ (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 2, 2017. SOLD

Amidst the Waves #5 800
“Amidst the Waves #5″ (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 6, 2017. SOLD

Amidst the Waves #6 800
“Amidst the Waves #6″ (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 6, 2017. SOLD

Amidst the Waves #7 800
“Amidst the Waves #7″ (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 6, 2017. SOLD

Amidst the Waves #8 800
“Amidst the Waves #8″ (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 6, 2017. SOLD


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CBC Radio interview

An excerpt from the CBC Radio story that connects music and art in a way that… I’m glad I thought of!

“Smith says at first, the $100 USD price tag was a relatively arbitrary decision. But once she realized how grateful people with limited means were to be able to buy quality art, she decided to keep the price where it is.

“It’s a continuation of Fugazi shows being $5, or Beat Happening always playing all-ages shows. And those were things to ponder: Why would they do that? Why wouldn’t they put their prices up? Why wouldn’t they want a bigger audience and play for other people? Well, those are political decisions to create art for the accessibility aspect,” says Smith. “It energizes the whole project. I get to paint every day.” – CBC Radio story written by Jennifer Van Evra

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NYT phoner

The second, nearly one hour interview with the New York Times focused on the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change. Why, where, when etc.

I told the interviewer that I’d prefer it to open here in Vancouver, but for that to happen, I’d need financial backing. I said I was open to sponsorship, partnership, collaboration and philanthropy to make this happen sooner and on a more appropriate scale.

I sent him a selection of houses currently on the market and explained my method of assessing price in terms of size, climate, and proximity to Vancouver. I also took a look at a number of places that are way beyond anything I could ever afford just in case someone comes forward who wants to be involved financially.

For example, this 2200 sf $850K USD home with a fully finished basement suite for visiting artists would be ideal.

I recorded both interviews (my side only) with a Shure 58 to .wav file for whoever is making the movie about this whole thing. 🙂

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Q on CBC National Radio interview

Love the headline: Vancouver artist ditches part-time job, sells more than 1,500 paintings

Great talking with Tom Power about the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change. I managed to pack a lot into my 15 minutes of fame!

Listen here!

Great to see their pick of paintings for the story!

Interview is also up as an NPR podcast

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Artist Jean Smith working in the studio corner of her East Vancouver apartment. Smith has sold over 500 paintings since March alone. (Jean Smith photo)

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Interview: Q on CBC Radio

I’ll be talking about my $100 USD paintings, the Free Artist Residency and changing the world in an interview with Q’s Tom Power on CBC national radio tomorrow, Thursday, September 10, in the second block.

Archived as an NPR podcast September 10, 2020.

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The Berlin Collection

No Hat #881

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Pioneer of Aviation #27

Skier #2

The Phone #17

No Hat #953

No Hat #955
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$600 USD paintings

I’m open to suggestions from this list for larger paintings (16 x 20″ on stretched canvas) $600 USD

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Nurse
Pioneers of Aviation
Hoodie
Sun Hat
Scuba
Non-Caucasian
The Phone
Fox
Owl
Ruff Collar
The Scarf
Headphones
Mac Jacket
Sunday Morning
Braces & Halter Top
Affirmative (astronauts)
Orange Jacket
Bathing Cap

Artist talk from a tub on my deck on a very hot day!

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The House I Grew Up in

It’d be difficult to top this Fred Hollingsworth house in North Vancouver for the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change. For most of my adult life I haven’t wanted to enter into home ownership. This house spoiled me!

For the past 6 or so years, I’ve been looking for a location based on my ever-increasing funds. Artists need room to work and plenty of time as they approach humanity’s most challenging issues. I’m inching forward, one painting sale at a time, but I’m also open to financial collaboration, philanthropy, possible sponsorship.

photos by Selwyn Pullan circa 1963

$100 USD Paintings Selling Quickly

Over 1500 paintings have sold since I started the $100 USD (11 x 14″) series in 2016. I paint every day and post new work as soon as I’m finished. All sales above my $1000 USD monthly expenses go towards opening the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change.

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LARGER paintings

“Oh my word, I love these portraits so, so, so much.” – The Jealous Curator, September, 2017

Favorites from recent sales of $100 USD paintings

Chocolate #6 (11 x 14″) SOLD
No Hat #937 (11 x 14″) SOLD
No Hat #938 (11 x 14″) SOLD
No Hat #939 (11 x 14″) SOLD



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