Category Archives: contemporary portrait paintings

Solo Show in the Spring

Inching forward on confirming a solo exhibition in the spring! Friend me on FaceBook for details or follow me on Instagram.

$100 USD (acrylic on canvas panel)
250+ paintings available

All sales above my $1000 USD monthly expenses go towards opening the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change.

Tagged ,

Interior Designer Special

$100 USD // $130 CAD
11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel
800+ SOLD

INTERIOR DESIGNER SPECIAL:
FREE shipping 4 – 6 paintings (USA & Canada)

Hundreds of Paintings Available

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

CUSTOMERS:
– painting instructors from the Yale School of Art, the University of British Columbia and the Art Institute of Chicago
– painters whose work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Biennial, 2014 in New York City
– art critics for Artfourm Magazine and the Winnipeg Free Press
– interior designer in ‘cottage country’ Ontario
– architect in Atlanta
– a few indie rock luminaries including (Kathleen Hanna and Tobi Vail of Bikini Kill, Tara Jane O’Neil, Julie Doiron, Johanna Fateman)

SHIPPING:
up to 6 for $15 USD to USA //$15 CAD in Canada – email me for Interior Designer Rate! Vancouver – delivery or retail pick up at E. Broadway and Victoria Drive

CONTACT:
meccanormal@hotmail.com

 

No Hat #667 800

No Hat #667

No Hat #660 800

No Hat #660

No Hat #657 800

No Hat #657

No Hat #597 800

No Hat #597

No Hat #627 800

No Hat #627

No Hat #598 800

No Hat #598

The Hat #88 800

The Hat #88

No Hat #671 800

No Hat #671

No Hat #675 800

No Hat #675

No Hat #674 800 a

No Hat #674

The Phone # 800

The Phone #11

No Hat #658 800

No Hat #658

No Hat #639 800

No Hat #638

Tagged , , , , ,

Book: example of dry brush technique

Seems like quite a while ago that I mentioned a book in the works – to be published in the UK – that will use one of my paintings as an example of dry brush technique. Now they’re giving me an opportunity to see the bio they came up with, so I took the opportunity to make some changes.

Singer #4 by Jean Smith throwsilver@hotmail.com
“Singer #4” (11 x 14′ acrylic on canvas panel, 2017)
SOLD

Hi R____,

Sorry for the delay getting back to you. I’m looking for property to open the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change where all types of artists can come and stay for free while working on projects that intend to change the world. So I need space for the writer’s cabin, a soundproofed rehearsal studio, painting studio, accommodation etc. I’m getting very close now!

Here’s the text with a few changes.

“Jean Smith is a Vancouver-based painter, writer and singer regarded as an inspiration to the 1990s social movement known as Riot Grrrl. Her contemporary portraits, based on photographs, are about complex emotions related to feminism and anti-capitalism. She sells the 11 x 14″ series for $100 USD on Facebook, making her work accessible to other artists, musicians and writers she’s met along the way. Sales above her monthly expenses go towards opening the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change off the west coast of Canada.”

Tagged ,

Video: $100 USD paintings currently available

Midway through every month I put together a video of all the $100 USD paintings (11 x 14″) available. Music by Mecca Normal with part of a CKUT interview near the end.

Tagged , , ,

Video: $100 USD paintings currently available

Midway through every month I put together a video of all the $100 USD paintings (11 x 14″) available. Music by Mecca Normal with part of a CKUT interview near the end.

Tagged , , ,

Preferred Exhibition Method

73187319732273247326732773307331

Leaning on narrow shelves with viewers encouraged to make their own groupings.

$100 USD // $130 CAD (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) each plus shipping

SPRING DEAL: 4, 5 or 6 paintings – no shipping fee US and Canada

$100 USD paintings currently available

Tagged , , ,

Steve’s unboxing / review

Steve waited a good long time before opening the painting I sent him in exchange for his support of the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change! Thanks for this, Steve!

$100 USD paintings currently available

There’s something about these three together.

The Scarf #12 800
“The Scarf #12″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

no hat #530 800
“No Hat #530″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

No Hat #525 800

“No Hat #525″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

 

Tagged ,

Video: Introduction

We have the evidence! Political art can change the world!

 

Tagged , ,