Smith is an award-winning figurative painter. Born in North Carolina, Smith holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Il. and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

The artist has been exhibiting his work since 1996. His work can be found in the private collections of the Sheldon Swope Museum in Terra Haute, IN. and the University Museum, Edwardsville, IL. to name a few.

The artist resides in Foster, Rhode Island,