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A True Oklahoma Artist


Whether working as a globally known artist or crisis management specialist in the Balkans, D.G. Smalling has a similar philosophy that he’s used in both paths of his life.

“I think things through thoroughly and I execute the plan once,” he said during a recent interview. “It’s the way I grew up and I think it has to do with my time in the Balkans.”

Before becoming a professional artist 10 years ago, Smalling worked with defense contractors in Bosnia and Kosovo during political and military upheavals. Today, his Native American artwork provides him with a more subdued lifestyle.

– Don Swift, ionOklahoma

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