Peaks Island, Maine
Born in New York City, Douglas Smith began drawing early. To Douglas, the most appealing aspect of making art was storytelling, and with this in mind, he chose to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, earning his BFA in Illustration in 1974, also studying sculpture, painting, and printmaking. What followed was a truly remarkable career in illustration, art, and teaching (that you can read about here)… today he lives a short walk from the ocean, in a house full of art, odd stuff, and three cats.
Above: a small sampling of Smith’s engaging b/w illustrations… (source).