LOCHLIN SMITH

JEWELRY

ARTIST STATEMENT

I was grew up in the lovely countryside of northern Westchester County, New York. I was inspired as a young boy by visiting the great art museums in New York City, and spent many hours in the Egyptian wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art looking at the gold jewelry.

Both my parents were artists, so I knew it was possible to make a living in the arts. After high school, I moved into the City, where I attended classes at the School of Visual Arts to study abstract painting.

In 1972, I traded NYC for a mountaintop in Vermont. I set up a studio space in an old barn and began painting and sculpting ~ and designing art jewelry. After much twisting, torching and pounding, my jewelry took on a distinctive look and feel. I am most grateful that for over thirty years it has been the sole means of my support. I have been blessed in my life to be able to express my creativity every day. One of my greatest joys is to know that so many people wear my jewelry as a way to express themselves.

ARTWORK

Images shown are representative of the artist. Please contact the gallery for availability.

Edgewater Gallery
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