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design and a touch of whimsy have become 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 cheerful pigment, sense of playfulness and strong outline of each separate
shape, together creating an image reminiscent of mosaics or stained glass.
I continue to be fascinated by still life which allows the use of rearrangement and manipulation of form to achieve my desired result. Many collectors have appreciated the happy sense of joy evoked upon viewing my paintings. This in turn provides me with delight and gratitude.
Influences from artists such as O’Keefe, Calder, Kandinsky and Matisse, from Japanese woodcuts, indigenous art, travel and other adventures, all combine to bring a committed and passionate use of the watercolour medium as anexpression of 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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Manitoulin Island, ON
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