M.E. Smid, Pensacola, FL Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement Mr. Smid is a self-taught artist.....or something of that nature. He has dabbled at painting, fingered at sculpture and scribbled at writing since his earliest recollections. He spent his youth and young manhood traveling, experiencing life, basking in the sun and exploring the occasional gutter. The next thing he knew....he turned forty.