Featuring West Virginia artist, Robert G. (Bob) Smith 1909-1996
[Smoke Hole Home] Painted in 1974 from a sketch Dad did when he and Mom were on a side trip vacationing on the North Fork, near Petersburg, WV. They drove in the Smoke Hole area and he was attracted to this log home. My favorite part of this painting is the man walking from the shed in the lower right corner and the pots on the porch railing.
The purpose of this gallery is to honor the artistic talents of my dad, Bob Smith by sharing his original art (print & original paintings) with others.
The artist said he aspired, with his paintings, to preserve things that have been destroyed by man or time.
We know you will want to have one or more of these prints hanging in your home or office, or to purchase as a gift for family or a friend.
I love your dad's paintings and I want them all! I hope others will feel the same way!
This is great !! It brought tears to my eyes to see my home and the little village I grew up in.
I love the three prints of French Creek. I can't wait to get them framed and hanging in my house! Your dad left a beautiful history in art of our home. A forgotten era told in each painting. Love these prints. So glad I purchased. Thank you.
Dan, your dad's painting are amazing. Jenny and I love the Crawford Barns and look forward to hanging it in our hame.
Robert G. (Bob) Smith, Jr (1909-1996)
Dad said, I can not stand to see a blank canvas or blank page in his sketch pad. A self-taught artist, he became interested in art as a teenager and soon became widely known for his paintings.