“The Inner Workings of Anthony Smyers”

After growing up in Albany, NY, Anthony Smyers moved to Southern California in 2003 to escape the snow and for easy access to the ocean.

Anthony has been drawing ever since he was a child, copying what he saw in comic books and doodling the world around him. Growing up with an artistic parent also encouraged the development of his illustrative skills. Anthony’s love for computers and digital media has also proved useful in influencing the graphic design and illustration career he has carried out over the last 6 years.

Anthony’s process starts with a pencil and ink illustration, which is then finished digitally in Photoshop where color, shading and textures are added to create an end product.

The last 5 years have been very enriching ones for Anthony; He had his first three art shows (sponsored by RAW Art), made his first major sales of work, and landed the title of Long Beach, California’s Visual Artist of the Year for 2012. Anthony has also had the privilege of having a two-page spread of his work in Catapult Magazine (Issue 11, 2012) along with having a Featured Artist interview with the Signal Hill Tribune Newspaper in November, 2013.

Anthony’s artwork is ever changing, but continuously aims to take a glimpse at people’s inner thoughts, dreams and demons.


Art Shows:

  • RAW: The Blend
    Long Beach, CA, June 26th, 2012
  • RAW: Solstice
    Long Beach, CA, July 19th, 2012
  • RAW: Long Beach RAWards Semi-Final Show
    Long Beach, CA, November 15, 2012
  • Art Exchange Long Beach: Salon Show
    Long Beach, CA, December 8th, 2012
  • Art Du Vin: Solo Exhibit of Anthony Smyers
    Long Beach, CA, June 12th, 2013

Press and Accolades:

  • Signal Hill Tribune: Featured Artist Interview and Featured Art
    November 1st, 2013
  • RAW Visual Artist of 2012: Long Beach, CA
    November 15th, 2012
  • Catapult Magazine: 2 Page Feature and Interview
    Issue 12, August 1, 2012