Edward Forbes Smiley (2012 Grant)

During a difficult period in his life (including prison)  this man turned to painting as a way of finding his center, and beginning a process of renewel of mind and spirit.  Self taught, Mr. Smiley found in himself a capacity  to see things afresh and express his feelings in water-colors.

His grant will allow him to organize and mount a small one man show on the island displaying a selection of his eariest drawings & paintings from prison.  He hopes to provide the public with some insight into his experience of what it means to become an artist.

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