Artists & Being Known with Orion Dyson-Smith


Being an artist can be lonely work. Not only do we often work alone, but we frequently find ourselves in community with people who may not have as intimate a relationship with their own creativity as we do. Sometimes we don’t know how to talk about our creative work, and our loved ones don’t know how to ask about it. If our friends don’t know how to ask why we love the things we love, and we don’t know how to bridge the gap from our side, then how can we be truly known?

In this episode, Kyra and Jamin are joined by Orion Dyson-Smith in a conversation that explores being known. Along the way they discuss questions they wish people would ask them, their favorite paint color pairings, and fishing.

Orion Dyson-Smith is a part time nurse anesthetist and part time visual artist, working with graphite, watercolor, and oil paint. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Wichita State University in 2005 and currently lives and works in Wichita, Kansas.

Click here to learn more about Orion and view some of his work at his website, and here to find him on Instagram.

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