William Smith at The Purple Pomegranate

William Smith, Oil Painting

The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Bigfork resident, Will Smith during the month of June. Will is a professional artist and graphic designer, based in Bigfork, Montana. He loves creating, whether it’s designing for a Fortune 500 company or painting the Flathead Lake shoreline. Oil painting has always been his passion and Will works in two completely different ends of the spectrum; representational and fantasy. His subjects are varied, ranging from country and lake shore landscapes to dog portraiture, from illustrative whimsical animals to bison in the wild.

William Smith, Oil Painting

Born in Flint, Michigan, Will has been an artist his whole life, finding his passion for oil painting
at a young age. After he received an A.A.S. in Commercial Art from Ferris State University, his career took him from newspaper editorial illustration, to design agencies and eventually to owner and creative director of a successful marketing communications firm in Michigan, from which he retired. Will and his wife Suzanne moved to Montana and he began his latest career in Bigfork, where he designs for an award-winning creative firm. In his spare time, he continues working in his home studio putting brush to canvas using the beauty that surrounds him for creative inspiration.

Join us for the opening reception during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6-9 PM. Will’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of June.