This page is dedicated to the artwork of long-time Rothko and Trace collaborator, Pete Smith, who's graceful and thoughtful work has adorned many of our releases. If you would like to commission Pete to create something for your project, please do contact him. Click Here
Since 2001 Pete has shared opinions, images and words with Rothko. His first musings with the band related to the large canvases of Mark Rothko and the shared experience of his work in isolation. This coupled with the first hearing of Rothko on headphones on a quiet summer evening began a need for expression and a hope for collaboration.
He has illustrated for the BBC music magazine and a number of other periodicals and is presently working on a number of projects with artists, writers and musicians to simply allow fusion of expression, harmony of thought and the facility for art without necessity.
Pete has worked in special education for ten years and has a Masters degree on the topic of communication through the arts. His work is a direct result of experiences witnessed, problems to be solved and a continual search for answers.
Rothko - Eleven Stages Of Intervention
Dysrhythmia and Rothko - Fractures
Mark Beazley - Stateless
Rothko's final release - Sunset To Sunrise
Mark Beazley - Where Do I Go - release for SANE