Portfolio: Jean Smith Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Jean Smith is best known as the singer in the underground rock duo Mecca Normal

“The $100 painting series all started with a painting called The Hat. In January, 2016, I posted it on my FaceBook page after boldly stating that I was going to paint for a living. It sold that same day. Hours later, someone was offering me money in advance for the next one!”

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“The Hat” (11 x 14″ acrylic on watercolour paper)

“Since then, over one hundred of the two hundred paintings sold. Paintings in this series have been purchased by 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, and by art critics for Artfourm Magazine and the Winnipeg Free Press – as well as a few indie rock luminaries.” – Jean Smith, December, 2016 

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“No Hat #138″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14”) January 16, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

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“No Hat #134″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14”) January 8, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

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“No Hat #116″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14”) November 30, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #94” (acrylic on canvas board 11 x 14”) September 18, 2016. SOLD

No Hat #88 800

“No Hat #88” (acrylic on canvas board 11 x 14”) September 3, 2016. $100 USD plus shipping.

No Hat #79 800

“No Hat #79” (acrylic on canvas board 11 x 14”) August 21, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #77” (acrylic on canvas board 11 x 14”) August 14, 2016. SOLD

No Hat #73 800

“No Hat #73” (acrylic on canvas board 11 x 14”) August 7, 2016. SOLD

No Hat #71 800

“No Hat #71” (acrylic on watercolour paper 11 x 14”) July 31, 2016. $100 USD plus shipping.

No Hat #70 800

“No Hat #70” (acrylic on watercolour paper 11 x 14”) July 31, 2016. SOLD

No Hat #59 800

“No Hat #59″ (acrylic on canvas board 11 x 14”) July 11, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #51″ (acrylic on paper 11 x 14”) June 26, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #49″ (acrylic on paper 11 x 14”) June 24, 2016. $100 USD plus shipping.

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“No Hat #46” (acrylic on paper 11 x 14”) June 21, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #44” (acrylic on paper 11 x 14”) June 20, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #34” (acrylic on canvas board, 11 x 14”) June 6, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #30” (acrylic on canvas board, 11 x 14”) June 1, 2016. $100 USD plus shipping.

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“No Hat #27” (acrylic on paper, 11 x 14”) May 22, 2016. SOLD

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“Y-Front #1” (acrylic on paper, 11 x 14”) May 20, 2016. $100 USD plus shipping.

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“No Hat #25” (acrylic on canvas board, 11 x 14”) May 15, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #23” (acrylic on canvas board, 11 x 14”) May 13, 2016. $100 USD plus shipping.

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No Hat #21″ (acrylic on canvas board, 11 x 14”) May 12, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #20” (acrylic on paper, 11 x 14”) May 9, 2016. SOLD

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“No Hat #18” (acrylic on paper, 11 x 14”) May 5, 2016. SOLD

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“The Hat #38” (acrylic on canvas board, 11 x 14”) April 15, 2016. $100 USD plus shipping.

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“The Hat #31” (acrylic on watercolor paper, 11 x 14”) March 27, 2016. SOLD

Angry Woman in Rock #2 800

“Angry Woman in Rock #2″ (acrylic on canvas board, 11 x 14”) March 18, 2016. SOLD

Kabuki #1 800

“Kabuki #1″ (acrylic on canvas board, 11 x 14”) March 1, 2016. $100 USD plus shipping.

The Hat #20 800

“The Hat #20″ (acrylic on watercolor paper, 11 x 14”) February 22, 2016. SOLD

The Hat #1 800

“The Hat #1″ (acrylic on watercolor paper, 11 x 14”) January 7, 2016. SOLD

Paintings Currently Available

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VIDEO: All the paintings in Jean Smith’s ongoing series of $100 paintings as of September 3, 2016. Music by Mecca Normal (Jean Smith and David Lester), from the album Empathy for the Evil (2014, M’Lady’s Records) “Wasn’t Said” and “Between Livermore and Tracy” (both produced by KRAMER who also plays bass on these tracks).  

VIDEO: Mecca Normal’s early years in TV news clips and live footage.

Paintings Currently Available

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