Fort Lauderdale based artist, Bryin Smoot, was recently inspired to do a series of gay pride paintings after moving to the festive downtown Wilton Manors area. He wanted to create pieces that symbolize unity, pride, and love within the LGBTQ community. Bryin works mostly with acrylic and occasionally oil. 

 Bryin's background as an advertising art director and a successful makeup artist shows his passion for beauty and eye-catching compositions. Bryin recently sold his painting Lifting Lethabo at the Jackson Junge Gallery in Chicago; it's a painting he's very proud of.