Douglas Oliver Smith, 29 Palms Member Since June 2012 Artist Statement I was born in 1956 to an artistic family and have carried my love of creating into various incarnations over these many years. I now have a studio and showroom at the edge of the Joshua Tree National park which allows me time and absolute inspiration for my next phase. I am more committed than ever to my craft of image making. I like creating images that I can grab onto and go into whole heartedly. Every image has its trajectory and I will do what is needed to get it to where it is calling me. The heart and intuition are my polestars and so I go my own way. It is my path and i fully and wholeheartedly embrace this with gratitude for allowing me this journey. I hope you will enjoy some bit of what I have done.