BIO- Henry Art Smith
While the world revolved around Former President Ronald Reagan, Michael Jackson, and MTV, a young artist was born to make his statement in this vast culture. Born in 1981, Henry T. Smith had many passions and talents he would soon discover in his early youth. He first picked up a drawing pencil at the age of eight, and three years later in middle school picked up a football and drawing. Through his years of education his artistic passion flourished and after obtaining a degree in Fine Arts from McNeese University he taught for three years. He knew then that Art would be his first passion and has diligently and successfully followed that dream since. His diverse artistic style encompasses a variety of genre's from Pop Art/Realism to Sports Portraits to Jazz Impressionism, primarily using acrylic for his masterpieces. Mr. Smith's talent has caught the attention of many prestigious celebrities such as Pres. Barack Obama, LSU Head Coach Les Miles, Houston Texan J.J. Watt, and USA Olympian Me'Lisa Barber. One of his most admired pieces of Babe Ruth was auctioned at a Girls Haven Benefit, and Mr. Smith has donated other paintings to Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations to contribute to their charitable efforts. While Henry Smith has seen many of his dreams turn into reality, they are far from being completed. His future hopes lie in helping youth express and heal themselves through the therapeutic world of art, the same world that has allowed Henry Smith to become the man he is today.