Paul Smith

White Caps (1/25), 2022
48 x 48 in
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I had seen this oak tree on Star Road in Florence, MS. I have driven that way hundreds of times and noticed this tree. In 2017, we had a big snow. I file things away in my mind that I want to shoot but sometimes the weather isn't right. Then when the time is right I go take the shot. This picture was actually in color but the snow muted all the color giving it the appearance of black and white. A good black and white photo has to have some texture in it. I always remember loving trees growing up. Prints 1-3 includes framing but shipping not included, contact the gallery for shipping options. Prints 2+ are print on demand lead time around 6 weeks. Prints 4+ unframed tube shipping tube and shipping insurance included.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith bought his first camera in 1978 at the local Service Merchandise and has been in love with photography since. "It's not about photography, it's about capturing your vision, showing others the world through your eyes. A person's photography style is ever-changing based on what they see, feel and hear at a given point in time."


Smith, a Clinton, MS native now residing in Brandon, MS, captures potent images as he travels through Mississippi and the South. His first photography book, "The Color of Mississippi" (Nautilus Publishing, 2012) captured the beauty of our breathtaking state. His second book is scheduled for release in 2023, "Sweet Seasons", combines his love of baking southern desserts with photography.


"I was just a "home event" photographer until 2009 when my wife asked me to take a photograph of a yellow tulip she admired at Jackson's well-manicured Highland Village in 2009. Capturing the beauty of that small delicate flower on an overcast day inspired me to pursue photography as a profession.  Since then, I've made the yearly spring tulip bloom at Highland Village, a must visit on my photography schedule." states the artist. Smith's work can be found throughout the state in residential, government and commercial spaces. His work is included in many permanent collections of fine art in Mississippi.


2014 George Ohr Museum Exhibition


EE Bass Museum (Permanent Collection)


Museum of the Mississippi Delta


Mississippi Governor's Mansion (Permanent Collection)


Meridian Museum of Art 48th Annual Bi-State Art Finalist



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