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D Powell-Smith Art Collections

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Artwork by D Powell-Smith

Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

About D Powell-Smith

D Powell-Smith Artist Bio Dana Powell-Smith is an abstract artist who honors her family and lineage through her process. As a wife, mother, and grandmother, Dana understands the power of art in generational healing and in attaining freedom. As the Granddaughter of Harlem Renaissance artist Georgette Seabrooke Powell, Dana was immersed in the art world from a young age. Her sweetest childhood memories were in joining her grandmother in DC as she activated in public spaces and in painting alongside other children, on the sidewalk and in the park. Dana continued to paint in private for more than a decade but never imagined her work would travel beyond her own home. After a traumatic brain injury almost thirty years ago, Dana laid her brush down for many years when Doctors told her she would not be able to work again. Rather than acquiesce to their limitations, Dana pushed herself to regaining her normal life, relearning how to walk again and even pursuing a new collegiate degree. Dana was never one to be told what she can and cannot do. Soon after the televised police killings of our Black men, Dana moved back to the canvas to process her anger and grief. She has painted every day since. Dana’s goal is to start an Arts Scholarship Foundation for emerging artists. While Dana is currently based in Indianapolis, she was born and raised in New York. Dana spends her visits back home in St. Albans, Queens where her mother, sister, and numerous other close family members have resided for over 25 years. Artist Statement For Dana, painting is oxygen. Painting is freedom. When she returned to the canvas after a many-years hiatus, she released the ancestral trauma that enrobed her heart. As her anger gave way to grief, her painting shifted. She moved from figurative to abstract work. Through the use of deep, majestic colors and metallic hues, Dana creates energetic, dynamic paintings. She incorporates fluid acrylic pouring in her work, allowing the pigments to interact with each other and form rippling patterns. Sometimes, a figure will emerge. Most of the time, it is implied. Ever the resourceful woman, Dana is unafraid to think outside the box - and the brush. She uses household items - a spatula, strainer, takeout cup, you name it! - to splay paint in appealing, unique patterns. There, as she creates in her home studio, she finds peace.