will m smith jr artist new orleansWill’s first mural, People Dancing, was executed in purple crayon at age three. Since then, he has completed hundreds of private and commercial commissions. As a boarding student at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, architecture and theater set design were among his endeavors. With a BFA in painting and sculpture (installations), his undergraduate career at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama allowed him opportunities to continue his work as an artist and set designer in the South and at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Theater department.

After sculpting casting and finishing at the Cherrylion studio and the David Johnson studio in Atlanta, Georgia, Will moved to San Francisco for a masters in art therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. Through his thesis devoted to environmental psychology, William has devised an art based assessment procedure that determines a best fit between person and place, whereby designers and their clients are able to realize the “right” environment.

Originally from Natchez, Mississippi, but since 1999 living and working as an artist and designer in New Orleans, Louisiana, Will had found that New Orleans is the perfect climate for him to express and use his full range of talents through the architecture, history and artistic phenomenon that is found in New Orleans. Well experienced in a breadth of media, Will is pleased to announce his capabilities now exceed the limitations of purple crayon.

Call Will anytime to find out about his annual Off-White Linen Night or weekly Drink ‘N Draw. (less)