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“Colour and design brushed by a splash of whimsy have always been touchstones of my work. Primarily a colourist, I prefer the juxtaposition of shape and pigment to that of light and shadow. My paintings use stylized images known for their colourful pigment, sense of playfulness and the use of outlined shapes, together creating an image reminiscent of mosaics or stained glass.
I continue to be fascinated by still life composition for the opportunity it provides me to rearrange and manipulate form to achieve my desired result. Since becoming a grandmother I have added phantasmagoric creatures to my choice of subject material. Influences from artists such as O’Keefe, Calder, Kandinsky and Matisse, from Japanese woodcuts and aboriginal art, as well as from travel and other adventures, all combine to form a committed and passionate use of the watercolour medium to express my enthusiasm for life.”
For the past 25 years Smith has exhibited in many solo and group shows in central Ontario. She has been represented by Perivale Gallery, Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island since 1994. Her warm and lively paintings are in private and corporate collections in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to her original work, many of the images are also available in card stock.
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