Jeremy Ryan Smith

Villa Park, Illinois |

Artist Statement

In recent years I have expressed myself creatively through a photograph. Since the pandemic, I wasn’t able to get out and use my camera, so I decided to explore a medium I haven’t used since art school. 

Epilepsy and mental health go together. I’ve been using mixed media drawings to process the complex emotions I’ve been dealing with for many years.

I use colored pencils, markers, and acrylic paint to create a new type of art therapy called “Neurographic Art.” The difference between my Neurographic Art is I always have a recognizable subject. All timelines intersect; I soften the harsh crossing by smoothing them out, so they look like neurons in your brain. 

I am pleased to share these selected four works from my Neurographic Art series as part of my larger art therapy collection.