BJ Smith is creating Contemporary Art
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When I was a kid you could always find me with a notepad or sketchbook in my backpack. One year I bought a pretty basic airbrush, it didn’t have the fine control like the expensive ones the artists at all the malls had in the ’80’s, but it could paint a model car.

I decided to try my hand at painting t-shirts and vanity plates, but I would have to do it different than the pros. I started creating stencils. I would freehand my designs onto paper or cardboard and then cut them out with an X-acto knife. My pieces didn’t have the same soft gradients as the others … instead they had hard lines and clean, simple designs. Different, but still cool.

Who knew that I would be using those skills to make fine art almost 30 years later.

Art for good is my way of giving back to help others. It’s my goal to give a portion of every sale I make to charity. Currently that ranges from 10% to 100% on certain pieces available on this site. For Original pieces, I choose specific organizations to go along with the theme of the piece.

I also choose a charity each month to receive a portion from all of the prints sold. I hope that when you purchase artwork from me, you’ll feel even better knowing that your purchase will help others.

When you hang that new art, be sure to take pictures and post them on social media with the hashtag #ArtForGood!
When I was a kid you could always find me with a notepad or sketchbook in my backpack. One year I bought a pretty basic airbrush, it didn’t have the fine control like the expensive ones the artists at all the malls had in the ’80’s, but it could paint a model car.

I decided to try my hand at painting t-shirts and vanity plates, but I would have to do it different than the pros. I started creating stencils. I would freehand my designs onto paper or cardboard and then cut them out with an X-acto knife. My pieces didn’t have the same soft gradients as the others … instead they had hard lines and clean, simple designs. Different, but still cool.

Who knew that I would be using those skills to make fine art almost 30 years later.

Art for good is my way of giving back to help others. It’s my goal to give a portion of every sale I make to charity. Currently that ranges from 10% to 100% on certain pieces available on this site. For Original pieces, I choose specific organizations to go along with the theme of the piece.

I also choose a charity each month to receive a portion from all of the prints sold. I hope that when you purchase artwork from me, you’ll feel even better knowing that your purchase will help others.

When you hang that new art, be sure to take pictures and post them on social media with the hashtag #ArtForGood!

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