Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The Art of Cactus County

Last night Mr Kitsch (otherwise known as Gary Smith) launched his new exhibition at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol. It was a great evening, with live music, tequila, lots of friends showing their support, and of course, his amazing art. The exhibition is on for the whole of October, in The Green Room, just off the main cafe bar of the Tobacco Factory, and as you can see, looks wonderful on the deep red walls!

I'm very proud of what Gary's achieved with his painting, in a relatively short period. He has only been painting for a couple of years with no formal training, but has developed a bold, naive style inspired by the Mexican folk art of the Day of the Dead. Into that, he has woven stories of a fictional place called Cactus County, where science and rationalism are celebrated, rather than religion. You can find out more at

It was great to see it up on the walls, to be appreciated by so many other people. Let's just hope he gets lots of buyers!
My lovely man with his lovely art!


BusyLizzie said...

well done to gary.. it looks fab. Hope he sells LOTS. Lizzie x

menopausalmusing said...

Wishing him HUGE success.