Tucker Smith, The ArtistPatricia Phillips
My two sons were on swim team in Helena, MT with Tucker's two sons. His wife and I would visit while the kids swam. I will never forget when Tucker quit his full time job, I think with the Montana Fish and Game Department. His wife told me that the first day Tucker went out to his newly built studio to paint full time, he sat there and looked around and thought, well, I really have to produce and be creative full time, whether I am in the mood or not. I guess after a few days, not a problem, he was very prolific and soon had so many commissions he could not keep up.