Prudence Smith

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Artist Statement

My whimsical animal series began a number of years ago with the birth of my first grandchild. I wanted to celebrate the arrival of my grandson by creating a piece for his nursery. It was my hope that a painting in his own personal space would help foster an appreciation of original art. Because I gained so much enjoyment from creating that first piece I have continued to paint what has become an ongoing series extending over many years. In fact it wasn't long before I realized the gentle whimsy, humour and colourful palette of these pieces can appeal to any age. Could it be this attraction is to the child within us all?



 An Orillia based watercolour artist, Prudence Smith obtained a BA at the University of Toronto followed by a diploma in Child Study leading to the Child Life Department in the Hospital for Sick Children.  The serendipity of a summer art course rekindled a childhood attraction to paint and paper.  Over the past 25 years her unique style has primarily evolved along a path of self-discovery.

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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