About Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully
Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully are the Directors of A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. Amanda started the gallery in 2010. Kevin came on board two years later. A Smith Gallery is a Fine Art Gallery with a portion of the gallery emphasizing alternative processes. The gallery is a champion of the creative potential of the photographic process through exhibitions and workshops.
Amanda has a thirty year background as a photographer. She was an active board member of the Texas Photographic Society for fifteen years. Her work is in institutional and private collections across the country.
Kevin is a photographer, designer and artist. He has over thirty-five years of experience as a landscape designer, furniture designer, fine art painter and photographer.
Not happy with traditional matting and framing for her work, fifteen years ago Amanda was searching for a different way to present her photography. She discovered encaustic and subsequently traveled to R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston New York, the makers of encaustic medium and authority on the encaustic discipline, to take a workshop. Immediately thereafter Amanda eschewed traditional framing for her own pinhole work and has never looked back.
Amanda introduced Kevin to the encaustic process eight years ago. With his painting background he immediately recognized the potential for hand coloring and amending the image. Amanda and Kevin have been teaching encaustic workshops for over seven years.
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