More Than a Medium, More Than an Artist
Missy Reno Smith paints and sculpts the Spirits, Angels, and even Landscapes of Heaven that she sees with her abilities as a full-sensory psychic medium. Missy was born with the ability to see Spirits, Angels, and Heaven with both her physical eyes and her mind’s eye. She first started sketching the images she saw in her early teens but it wasn’t until later when art took on a bigger role in her life.
Shortly after going pro as a psychic medium, Missy also began drawing more seriously to improve her skills. During sessions with clients, Missy would create basic sketches or even watercolor paintings to show her clients what she was seeing. She eventually started taking on art commissions to paint Guardian Angels, Soul Portraits and even Past Life Portraits for her clients. In 2019, Missy felt a pull to begin focusing even more on her art and this is when she began work on her first Archangels Series of paintings.
Missy’s paintings may be created with traditional paints, digital painting programs such as Corel Painter, or a combination of the two. Missy uses a variety of other materials in her artwork as well. She enjoys working with crushed or powdered gemstones, mica flakes or powders, and genuine 24k gold or platinum leaf.
In addition to painting, Missy also loves to sculpt. When creating her sculptures, Missy works with either traditional clay or with digital clay in software programs like Zbrush (she also uses Zbrush and other 3D programs to create reference images for her paintings). The final bronze casting size of her traditional or digital clay sculptures can be anywhere from a small table top size to a giant monumental sized sculpture. These sculptures can even include water, light, or fire features.
Missy’s biggest challenge with color is actually the interpretation of the Heavenly colors she sees as a psychic medium into the limited color palette of this Earthly dimension. Her inability to mix some of Heaven’s brilliant colors has been a source of frustration though she has found that certain colors, color combinations, and/or the addition of certain materials such as mica will create some level of satisfaction when she is trying to suggest some of these missing colors.
When commissioning artwork, you are welcome to be part of the color selection process. Missy encourages you to send her physical color samples such a photograph, paint chips, or fabric swatches rather than sending jpegs since your monitor may not show the color in the same way Missy’s does. You can also simply allow Missy to choose the colors for the artwork in the way that she normally does.
Missy typically paints with a split primary palette (plus titanium white, burnt umber and ivory black), she has found that this palette offers many advantages when mixing colors. She may add other paint colors depending on the project.
Messages & Symbols
Missy paints and sculpts in the same trance state she uses when reading for clients. She is always receiving when she creates art. Heaven guides her hands and she receives messages and even Angelic symbols to incorporate into her work. Some of these messages and symbols are hidden between the layers of paint or clay and some of them are exposed or partially exposed but always woven into the surrounding patterns or textures so that they are not too obvious. Sometimes Missy is lead to include a message or symbols on the verso side of the artwork as well.
Missy uses special materials that can only be seen under certain circumstances when creating some of her paintings. She may use these materials to add some surprise details and/or the messages and symbols mentioned above. To see these details and markings, you will need to view the artwork at a certain temperature or under certain lighting conditions (simply in the dark or under a black light). Missy does not use these materials on all of her artworks,
These hidden details do not transfer to any reproduction prints offered. However, Missy may offer an embellishment add-on option for some limited editions where she will add these details using the same special materials she used to create the original (though, the embellished print details and markings will be unique).
Missy states that the painting or sculpture itself tells her when it is finished and ready for her signature. Missy asks God for Angels to watch over the painting or sculpture and to bring blessings to all that view it. When you welcome an original work of art by Missy Reno Smith into your home or office, you are also welcoming the Angels that watch over the piece.
Finished sculptures and paintings are photographed for documentation purposes and paintings are scanned in high resolution as well so that Missy can create limited edition prints if that is the plan for the artwork.
Certificates of Authenticity
Each painting and sculpture comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. This certificate is printed on a special security paper with multiple anti-fraud features. It includes a detailed description of the artwork and the subject, the materials used to create it, the foundry information if the artwork is a sculpture, a photo of the piece, and any other important information. The certificate is hand-signed by Missy and it has a custom security hologram attached (another hologram with a matching serial number is affixed to the verso side of the painting or to the bottom of the sculpture).
If you would like to purchase an original painting or sculpture by Missy Reno Smith, please check her Fine Art Shop or portfolio for any available art. Some available art may not be listed for sale in the shop, contact us for the availability of any other pieces (these may be scheduled to go up for auction or they may be available for purchase from a gallery or another collector, etc.).
Another option is to commission a painting or sculpture. Missy can paint or sculpt your own personal Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides, loved ones, or even you as you look in Heaven or as you looked in a Past Life. You can also commission art featuring any other Angels, Spirits, Historical Figures, and also any Landscapes, Flowers, or even Animals that reside in Heaven. There is a Wait List for Commissions and it is growing fast so we do encourage you to get on that list ASAP if you are interested in commissioning.
In order to give more people a chance to collect her art, Missy Reno Smith also offers Reproduction Giclée Prints (in both open and limited editions), home décor grade prints, greeting cards, and other items that feature her artwork in her Art Shop. Some limited edition reproductions include the option to have the print embellished. Missy’s hand-painted embellishments turn the piece into something in between a print and an original work of art which greatly increases its value.