Meet Chad Smith, Utica’s Own Roving ‘En Plein Air’ Painter
No, not RAVING, haha. Instead, a nomadic painter of sorts, Chad Smith has made a name for himself as a ‘en plein air‘ artist and a fixture of our community. He’s the guy that you might’ve driven past on your commute like I did the other day.
Turns out he likes to take local city-scapes and other outdoor scenes that we take for granted and turns them into masterpieces. I invited him in studio and he was more than happy to come in to showcase his work and talk about why he keeps popping up in random spots all over Central New York.