Phil Demise Smith

Phil Demise Smith (aka Howard Desnos) is a self taught artist who began painting in 1987 in his own natural style that has an aesthetic connection to the works of the German Expressionists, Kandinsky, Dubuffet, the CoBrA group and Outsider/Art Brut artists. He has had numerous one man and group shows in the U.S. and Europe including an exhibition at the Musée Création Franche in 2012.

“Art is my toy. My painting is an extension of my Uni Verse, the one poem that I write as my life. I am a very private artist. I paint my life. I often paint myself into a corner and then attempt to create a path out. My works are about myself in relation to the rest of the world, thinking (hoping) that it reverberates within someone else.”