Eli Smith’s paintings are very emotive…maybe a bit too emotive for me. It is expressive of anger, frustration, isolation and pain. He says that these are feelings we all share and he hopes it helps for people to be able to identify with these emotions. He paints beautifully. He can make the paint do whatever he wants. But sometimes the figures feel like super hero characters…they lack subtleties. Smith is a young artist. What might his work look like in 20 years?