About the artist........................ My mother was a formally trained artist and attended the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. With her guidance and teaching I was practicing in multiple mediums and while in elementary school I was painting oils on canvas at home and drawing complete comic books with original characters for the other kids in school. Michael Smith is a lowbrow artist with a fun style of bringing new life to recycled bowling pins, gas cans, bed pans and other cool vintage and fun items. His use of color and his humorous subject matter created a following quickly. His artwork has been displayed at craft shows and car club events as well as corporate events, museum exhibits and comic con events. His work has been described as fun, retro, atomic, vintage kulture cool.