Preston M. Smith (PMS)

Artist Preston M. Smith (PMS) found himself cross-eyed and with no depth perception as a child. This was the “lens” through which he developed his unique visual perspective of the world, which he now shares as a painter. Before focusing completely on his visual artwork, Preston spent many years developing and expanding his creative mindset by acting professionally, touring and lead singing for a punk/ska band, and writing two novels as well as a collection of poetry and original paintings. All of this experience fed into his ability to access his creative voice and communicate his own experience. Over the years, Preston’s artwork has transitioned from moody pop surrealist paintings into vibrantly colorful, tactile, highly textured and almost “edible” abstract works. His mantra for his abstract work is “color, texture, and beauty”, and his work and life have been an expression of moving from darkness into light. Preston’s work has been showcased alongside David Lynch and at the Inaugural Purple Ball for President Obama’s Inauguration in 2009, where he was commissioned to paint 12 portraits of the President. Very recently, his work was selected by a panel of curators as a winner in the 1st 2018 ArtSlant Artprize Showcase. His work has also been on display at the world famous La Luz De Jesus Gallery, at the LA Art Show in Downtown Los Angeles, and in numerous exhibitions throughout L.A. and across the country. Preston and his work was also recently the subject of a documentary short directed by Tony Lugo entitled Negativity To Creativity and he is currently working on his solo show with Shockboxx Gallery. His artwork is in private collections around the world as well in the collections of celebrities such as Ed Harris, Ashley Judd, Josh Lucas, and so forth.

Artworks





“Ethereal”

The sixth painting in a series of strong female portraits. This piece is sensual, beautiful, and mildly erotic. The figure fades into the ephemeral movement of the paint as is shifts and whisks the female figure away into the ether. Note: This painting is painted on canvas and comes framed and hang ready. © 2014 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.

Medium: OIl on Canvas, Framed
Dimensions: 38" X 2" X 26"
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“Untitled”

A sensual, sexy, impressionistic, colorful, and vibrant depiction of a woman getting undressed by the light of the window. This painting has the vibrant energy of an abstract painting, coupled with the style of a sensual female portrait. The texture is thick and highly tactile, begging the viewer to touch it. One of my favorite pieces over the years. Note: This painting is painted on recycled, polished wood, with the sides painted black. © 2015 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.

Medium: Oil on Masonite
Dimensions: 18.5" X 1" X 43.5"
Status: Available
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“The Gatekeeper”

This painting is truly unique in that it is a perfect amalgamation of my Pop Surrealist figurative style AND my colorful, textured abstract work. It is sexy and fun, but hints and deeper meanings below the surface. The background is like one of my seminal pieces "Wonderwall" with this sexy figure standing in front, almost like a gatekeeper. But a gatekeeper to what exactly? Sex? The Sublime? Perhaps something sinister? I will leave that up to the interpretation of the collector/viewer. The colors, texture and figure in this piece really POP and it is fun to look at from close up, afar, and from any angle. Each color was chosen organically... [More]

Medium: Oil on Wood Panel, Framed
Dimensions: 38" X 1" X 26"
Status: Available
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“My Heart Beats For You” Polyptych Series

This polyptych consists of five completely unique and original abstract acrylic paintings on canvas. The pieces are an exercise in fluid painting and the deep, vibrant colors divide and swirl together creating an intriguing view of the variations of the heart and all its mysteries. These pieces also resemble a planetary surface and the subtle cracks add wonderful depth to the series. They work perfectly together, balancing each other out as a series and are beautifully colorful pieces that are alive with loving, emotional energy. They are the perfect pieces for the right spot in your home or office. © 2018 PMS Artwork. All rights rese... [More]

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Wood
Dimensions: 46" X 1.5" X 40"
Status: Available
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“Tropical Storm” Quadriptych

This quadriptych consists of four completely unique and original abstract acrylic paintings on canvas. The pieces are an exercise in fluid painting and the cool, inviting colors divide and swirl together creating an intriguing view of water, ice and the tropics. They work perfectly together, balancing each other out as a series and are beautifully colorful pieces that are alive with calming, positive energy that will brighten up your space. They are the perfect pieces for the right spot in your home or office. © 2018 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 40" X 1.5" X 40"
Status: Available
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All A Blur

This is a completely unique and original abstract oil painting on canvas. The colors are vibrant and alive and the texture is highly tactile and almost edible. The colors streak and mix on the surface in a chaotic manner, somehow integrated in their play off each other. Texture exists on the edges of the piece as well as bumps or waves of texture on the surface in certain areas and add depth and structure to the piece. There is an ordered messiness and richness of color to this piece that makes it a truly original and emotive oil painting like no other. © 2019 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.

Medium: Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 20" X 1.5" X 20"
Status: Available
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“Piling Up”

This is a gallery quality PMS abstract oil painting for your home or office. It was painted with the highest quality materials and will make a statement in your space. It is part of a new series of pieces on canvas. This piece was painted with my own personal mantra in mind: Beauty, Color and Texture. As I was painting this piece, structures began to evolve and appear as colors jump out at you, while others fade into the background with a nice juxtaposition of smoothness and texture. The streaking colors have almost a comic book style quality to them and the unique surface texture makes the colors pop even more out at the viewer. It is an... [More]

Medium: Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 30" X 1.5" X 24"
Status: Unavailable
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“Marking My Territory”

This is a gallery quality abstract mixed media (oil, acrylic & spray paint) painting for your home or office. It was painted with the highest quality materials and will make a statement in your space. This is a completely unique and original PMS abstract painting on canvas. Perfect for your living room, or to fill any wall in your office or home. This painting epitomizes a technique and aesthetic I have been working to perfect over the years as well as combining some street art aesthetics. The colors in this painting conjure up the palette of a street/graffiti artist and this piece is the perfect combination of street and fine art.... [More]

Medium: Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
Dimensions: 24" X 1.5" X 24"
Status: Available
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“Save Us”

This piece is a completely unique and original abstract acrylic painting on canvas. It is an exercise in fluid painting. This piece is stunning in its fluorescent and vibrant color and movement, it literally jumps off of the canvas with its ferocious energy. It has a wonderful mixture of soft and hard lines and color that make it dynamic to look at. It is beautiful in its fluorescent pink, green, orange, yellow and deeper blue. This piece looks like the of the emergence of a superhero with all of the flare and intense comic book like color and energy. Look closely and you can discover a face in the descending colors. It is the 61st in my ... [More]

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 16" X 1" X 20"
Status: Available
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“Ships In The Storm”

This is a completely unique and original abstract oil painting on canvas. This painting epitomizes a technique and aesthetic I have been working to perfect over the years. The colors are vibrant and alive and the texture is highly tactile and almost edible. This piece is an exercise in soft and textured painting techniques that I have been developing. There are shapes of what looks like to be masts and sails chopping at each other in some intense type of storm and a fading into the background, juxtaposed with thick violent texture on the surface that jumps out at the viewer. Shapes and shards of color slice and move all over the painting ... [More]

Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 24" X 1.5" X 24"
Status: Available
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“Wildcats Of Kilkenny”

Inspired by the artist's recent visit to Ireland and the famous Pogues song, "Wildcats of Kilkenny" highlights the dark, mysterious, and beautiful cobblestone streets and alleyways of magical Kilkenny in Southeast Ireland. © 2014 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.

Medium: Oil on Wood Panel, Framed
Dimensions: 24" X 1" X 24"
Status: Available
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“Hooked On A Feeling”

This piece is a completely unique and original abstract acrylic painting on canvas. It is an exercise in fluid painting. This piece is stunning in its fluorescent and vibrant color and movement. This painting is an expression of pure joy, elation and love. It is beautiful and dynamic in its fluorescent pink, purple, magenta, green and yellow. The painting brings a light and joyful feeling to the space. It is the 21st in my new series of abstract acrylic works. © 2017 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 24" X 1" X 18"
Status: Available
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“Passing In The Night”

This is a unique and original PMS abstract oil painting. This piece was painted in an intense moment of energy and passion. The background colors are somewhat muted and accented by bright, bold and textured color on the surface. These colors really pop and give the piece a three dimensional quality. This piece evokes abstract images of ships, masts and sails, like ships passing in the night and only giving off quick flashes of color and shape. © 2017 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.

Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 36" X 1.5" X 18"
Status: Available
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“Spilling Out”

This piece is a completely unique and original abstract acrylic painting on canvas. It is an exercise in fluid painting. This piece is stunning in its vibrant color and movement, it literally jumps off of the canvas with its ferocious energy. It is intense with it's solid colors swirling around each other, an exercise in pop art and comic book like color and energy. It is the 66th in my new series of abstract acrylic works. © 2017 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 20" X 1" X 16"
Status: Available
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“Temptation”

This is a completely unique and original abstract oil painting on wood. This painting is one of my favorite abstract paintings from the past. The colors are vibrant and alive with precise lines, shadows and depth that make this piece jump out at the viewer. It was the 2nd in a series of abstract pieces featuring bold, deep red and crimson colors and overlapping motion. This painting exudes fire and sensuality, seducing the viewer's eye. It is truly an original and seductive oil painting like no other. © 2013 PMS Artwork. All rights reserved.

Medium: Oil on Wood Panel, Framed
Dimensions: 24" X 1" X 24"
Status: Available
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“Evolve”

This piece is a completely unique and original abstract acrylic painting on canvas. It is an exercise in fluid painting. This piece is stunning in its fluorescent and vibrant color and movement, it literally jumps off of the canvas with its ferocious energy. It has a wonderful mixture of soft and hard lines and color that make it dynamic to look at. Minor cracks appear in the surface to expose the vibrant color below the surface. It is beautiful and stunning in its fluorescent pink, green, orange, yellow and deeper blue. It is like a swirling evolution of organisms and the cosmos. It is the 56th in my new series of abstract acrylic works.... [More]

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 16" X 1" X 20"
Status: Available
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