Elmira, NY artist, Allen Denny Smith was given his first set of paints from his grandmother. Today he listens to inspirational music while creating his great works of art with oil paints and watercolors.
His Bonne Chance series was random and color choices were chosen by a coin toss. This released him from the responsibility of color choice and allowed him the same sense of surprise that his audience experiences from his works.
For Denny, making art is a visceral experience and a meditation. Consciously deciding what the form will be, allows his hand to follow a random path, periodically making judgments on formal content, movement, and line. In the end, the results are the routes of his synapses, evidential marks of his existence.