TUCKER SMITH ON ART
I believe the purpose of art is to enhance people's lives through
decoration, stimulation of intellect, association with personal
experiences, and provocation of romantic or other conceptions. A
legitimate means for artists to achieve these purposes is by
In today's high-tech and complicated world
many people have little contact with the natural world. However,
we are all inseparably linked to it. Art depicting wildlife and
reminds us of the importance of it to our soul and
In painting nature, I try to be faithful to the actual while concentrating on the elements that attracted me to the scene. I try to avoid monotony
in a composition.
Inspiration is one of the
defining elements of art. All the technique in the world won't
make an inspired work of fine art. An important component of
inspiration is the desire to share. The subject
matter I choose is what I am interested in and for which I have
Some think that to be creative one must
invent the new. However, to be obsessed with rebelling against
the established can inhibit creative observation, just as
thoughtlessly adhering to the established inhibits creativity.
Personally, art has broadened my
interests and helped me to see the not-so-obvious. One of the
greatest attributes of art is that one does not need to be a
painter or sculptor to participate. One only needs to observe.