Art Portfolio

An intimate look at the founder's art...

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Artist Statement

Clio Smith portrays the varying manners people live in their homes across different cultures. She paints vibrant, colorful still lifes of seemingly mundane, ordinary spaces in different households, reflecting the beauty of life’s everyday objects. Her works reveal different cultural norms and lifestyle behaviors, showing people's intimate living experiences. Clio uses these simple, overlooked spaces that are often sheltered from the public sphere to shed light into traditions and values of particular cultures. Clio is informed by her own multicultural upbringing speaking different languages and living in different countries, and she is eager to learn and paint about people's domestic spaces around the globe. Her art exemplifies her experiences with different cultural environments as she shows the beauty in these home spaces.

  • Snake Plant City Glow

    Oil, 12x16

  • Snake Plant at Sunset

    Oil, 12x16

  • Always Home

    Oil, 8x8

  • Life Changes Even in Stillness

    Oil, 8x8

  • Settling In

    Acrylic, 12x16

  • Fluorescent, Overlooked Rainbow

    Acrylic, 11x14

  • First Interaction after Coming Home

    Acrylic, 11x14

  • My Chinese Grandma's Kitchen

    Acrylic, 16x22

  • Baking my Grandma's Recipe

    Acrylic, 18x24

  • Work at Home

    Acrylic, 11x14

  • Frozen in Time

    Acrylic, 16x22

  • American Kitchen

    Acrylic, 16x22

  • Carrying on my Grandma's Art

    Acrylic, 7x11

  • Fuzzy Shoes, Inside and Outside

    Acrylic, 11x14

  • Love for my Mom's Potted Plants

    Acrylic, 11x14

  • Rainy Day in Shanghai

    Acrylic, 16x22

  • Hanging our Clothes to Dry

    Acrylic, 11x14

Clio draws inspiration from family heritage and cultural history to create portraits using oil paint and charcoal. She incorporates symbolic elements and references family and individual photographs, weaving a person’s life stories and personality into the piece of art and transforming each portrait into a personal narrative.

  • Teach Me, Grandpa

    Charcoal, 18x24

  • The Smith Brothers

    Charcoal, 18x24

  • My Grandpa Adolph

    Charcoal, 16x22

  • Planning the Future

    Charcoal, 24x18

  • Side of a Woman, Live Study

    Oil, 18x24

  • Companionship Long Distance in Dublin, Ireland

    Oil, 9x12

  • Music til the Morning in Warsaw, Poland

    Oil, 9x12

  • Becoming my Mom

    Oil, 18x24

  • Side Profile of a Woman, Live Study

    Oil, 20x20

  • 1910: My German Great Grandmother Gazing into the Future

    Acrylic, 18x24

  • Japan: The Beginning of my Journey, Self Portrait

    Acrylic, 48x36

  • Picking a Mango or Finding Joy in Brazil, Self Portrait

    Acrylic, 10x18

  • Ange, my Inspirational Grandma

    Acrylic, 16x22

As an avid outdoor adventurer, Clio paints realistic landscapes of nature areas she is strongly connected to, bringing in a vibrant color scheme to emphasize the beauty of natural life. Through her art, Clio expresses her gratitude and excitement for her life experiences.

  • Towards a Together Future

    Oil, 24x30

  • Beach Hopping in Mykonos, Greece

    Oil, 9x12

  • Run Spot in Aachen, Germany

    Oil, 9x12

  • Bodega Bay, California

    Oil, 24x36

  • Hiking the Firetrails in Berkeley

    Oil, 16x20

  • Shasta, California

    Acrylic, 9x12

  • Ashland, Oregon

    Acrylic, 12x16