About

Biography

Elaine Brady Smith is a Pennsylvania native and a graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Graphic Arts. She has studied with regional and national mixed media and oil painting artists. Her current focus is Still Life in Oils and Fine Art Paper Collage. She also enjoys colored pencil illustration.

Elaine has had solo art exhibits in several Pennsylvania galleries, and has shown her work in corporate displays in the Harrisburg/Lancaster area. You can find Elaine working daily in her midtown Harrisburg studio at The Millworks, 340 Verbeke St, Studio 104, Harrisburg PA 17102.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I have developed a renewed passion for painting realistically after many years of being away from it. There is something extraordinary about the quiet space that is preserved in a painting of an organized arrangement of objects. My work is primarily about still life. I love the simplicity of the details and the focus of light on an object.”

“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 Oil Painting subjects of a single piece of fruit, a stem of flower in a glass, vintage bottles and china and other objects are painted with intention to draw 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 series has been a project that I have been contemplating for over four years, but I’ve only recently begun painting them in oils. The iconic design and style of each car has much appeal for me and each has peaked interest for a different reason. I felt prompted to begin the first series of 12 x 12’s in July of 2016. I’ve cropped and modified my own photos 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.

Fine Art Paper Collage are subjects of nature and of still life presented in compositions with a natural organization. There is a sense of history and depth in my unique paper layering process. The collages include a large variety of papers that are either handmade/painted/printed or finely made in exotic countries. Original collages are created on gallery wrapped stretched canvas or panels. All are wired and ready to hang.

Select collage and oil pieces are available as Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Prints and Fine Art Cards and other Fine Art Products. Custom framing is suggested for all Giclee Prints.

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Information last updated Nov, 2017
All Images are copyright by Elaine Brady Smith, All Rights Reserved 2017

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