About

Biography

I’m a Pennsylvania native and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Graphic Arts.  I’ve also studied with many regional and national artists with oils and mixed media. My current focus is oil painting – Still Life, Botanical and Florals, and Classic Cars

I’ve had many solo art exhibits in several Pennsylvania galleries, and have shown  work in corporate displays in the Harrisburg/Lancaster area. You can find me most days working in my midtown Harrisburg studio at The Millworks, 340 Verbeke St, Studio 104, Harrisburg PA 17102.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I have come to believe that painting is essential to life…at least it is to my life!!! I can honestly say that painting is what I think about day after day and never grow weary of and it absolutely lifts my soul and gives me purpose. I’m prone to get a little cranky when I have periods that I am not painting. And painting well is not just a God given talent, it is a skill that needs to be practiced and when practiced often and consistently, one is able to learn and excel to new levels with each painting.

My work is primarily about still life. I love the simplicity of details and the focus of light on a single object. There is something extraordinary about the quiet space that is preserved in a painting of an object or the organized arrangement of multiple objects.

As an artist, I believe an essential part of the creative process is to try out many ideas in order to arrive where we are meant to be creatively. My work undergoes much transition on a daily basis as I move into new phases and ideas on how to present my subject matter. Art should be an enjoyable and satisfying experience as well as challenging to encourage growth towards excellence.”

ABOUT THE ART

Contemporary Still Life and Floral and Botanical Oil Painting A single piece of fruit, a stem of flower in a glass, vintage bottles and china and other subjects are painted with the intention of drawing focus and interest to the beauty of the object and the light that illuminates it. Original paintings are created on art panels with professional oils of the finest quality. Most are available framed.

Classic Car Paintings The iconic design and style of these Classic Cars have as much appeal for me as do the reflections in the chrome and the shine of the body of the vehicles. In each, my interest is peaked for a different reason. I feel prompted to present a unique view of each car without the distraction of the surrounding landscape. Original paintings are created on art panels with professional oils of the finest quality. Most are available framed.

Select pieces are available as Prints and Products through Fine Art America:

VIEW GALLERIES

Custom Classic Car Paintings

Learn to Paint in Oils

 

Elaine Brady Smith Art, The Millworks, Studio 104, 340 Verbeke St, Harrisburg, PA 17101 elainebradysmithart@gmail.com  
Information last updated July, 2018
All Images are copyright by Elaine Brady Smith, All Rights Reserved 2018

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