The Boston-based artist was recently in the Washington area, distributing his artwork in Dupont Circle, at the Mall, and in Maryland and Virginia, generating smiles along the way.
July 20, 2013 Bren Bataclan holds one of his paintings. Bataclan is a Boston artist who is traveling across the country leaving free art for any takers who "promise to smile." He calls it the SmileyB project. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post Buy Photo