"Lady And This Charcoal City 3" (2008)
Oil painting by Preston M. Smith (PMS)


  • Oil painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 30 × 24 × 1 in (unframed) / 30 × 24 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

One of my older figurative series that hasn't been available for sale until now. This piece is the third out of a series of three paintings. They represent the "every woman" and the trials and tribulations of fitting into life in the city with our ever changing societal pressures. This is by far the sexiest and most erotic of the three, exploring the more sensual side. The city almost acts as a bed which sways a bit under the female figure who poses seductively for the viewer.

This piece can be framed, but the sides of the canvas are painted black and it looks great as is on the wall!

Artistic Highlights:

Preston M. Smith (PMS) has been commissioned to paint 12 paintings of President Barack Obama for the Inaugural Purple Ball in Washington D.C. (2009) and these paintings now are in the collections of Ed Harris, Ashley Judd, Patricia Arquette, Amy Brenneman, Josh Lucas, Il Divo, and more. He has also shown his work alongside David Lynch at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation where his live painting was auctioned and sold. Preston's work has been highlighted in Artist Portfolio Magazine for the issue and competition "NY vs. LA" where he was one of only 10 Los Angeles artists to be selected. He auctioned off two of his paintings at the Magic Castle for the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation and recently showcased his work at a prominent group exhibition at the AD Gallery and at the BG Gallery in Bergamot Station. Preston is currently taking part in the 30th annual "Laluzapalooza" at the world famous La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood and haleARTS in Santa Monica in April.

Articles and Publications:

- "NY vs. LA" - Artist Portfolio Magazine

- Preston M. Smith "Exclusive Interview" - The White List

- "Paintings With the Influence of the American Landscape: Preston M. Smith" - The Wall Breakers

- PMS Artwork highlight "Day 227" Art Blog Daily

- “Get a Hold of ‘Ground Control’ at Subspace” - Culver City Patch

- "Painting the President, Over and Over" - The Idaho Mountain Express

Materials used:

oil on canvas

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