Perry Rath Arts
Local artist Perry Rath draws inspiration from nature to create artwork that opens up meanings toward social, political, or cultural implications. Perry incorporates a variety of materials into his paintings, including found items and fabricated materials, to produce works of art that are textured and layered to evoke visual interest and thought. Perry Rath creates and sells original paintings as well as prints and other reproductions, including books and cards.
Perry Rath is a member of the Smithers Art Gallery and also holds memberships and displays works in several other art galleries throughout northern BC.
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Meet Perry Rath
Meet Perry Rath
Perry Rath is a high school art teacher by day and an artist whenever he can squeeze in time to create. In fact, he says, he wishes he had more time to devote to his artwork. But, at the same time, he adds, "It is satisfying and meaningful work to help youth discover their creativity."
Perry finds that Smithers living provides him with a lot of inspiration for his artwork. He and his family love the outdoors and the beauty in the variety of natural scenery in and around Smithers. He also notes that Smithers is home to some amazingly talented people, more than many people realize. Perry believes that the community is very supportive of the arts as well as of entrepreneurs. "There seem to be more small-scale unique businesses happening recently in Smithers," he says, something that he feels is good for the local economy.
When he isn't busy creating, teaching or volunteering, both in and outside of his school, Perry likes to spend time with his family and be outdoors in nature.