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John D. Smith About

I love to paint! I can spend hours mixing colors, experimenting with new combinations and ways of applying paint. Sometimes painting from life, sometimes from a memory, I am always looking for the magic that will call out to the viewer and hopefully awaken a shared experience._  To me, success is having a stranger call_ across a parking lot, "I love your work___, or having a terminally ill friend choose to take my painting to the hospital to warm the sterile environment. Success is in the lives I touch, and the reaction viewers have to my work. 12 comments

Biography

I was born in the south in 1944 and grew up in the panhandle of Florida. Painting has always been my dream. I studied art at Pensacola Jr. College in Florida, The Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

My love of art has taken me on a journey. I have worked professionally as a photographer, woodworker, printer, founded a successful Vermont based print shop, and an independent bookstore. I began painting full time in 2004, working in oils, drawing my inspiration from the landscape and beauty around me.

I live in rural Vermont with fellow artist Rosemary Ladd.

I am a member of the Putney Painters and have taken workshops and painted with_ Richard Schmid, Nancy Guzik, Dennis Sheehan, Albert Handell, Diane Rath, Jeremy Lipking and Clayon Beck.

Represented by:

Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH.

Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT.

Shows and exhibitions:

2007 Featured artist Vermont Artisan Design Brattleboro, VT

2006 Group show " Putney Painter's and Friends" Susan Powell Fine Art Madison, CT

2007 Group show " Putney Painter's and Friends" Susan Powell Fine Art Madison, CT

2008 Group show " Putney Painter's and Friends" Susan Powell Fine Art Madison, CT

2009 Group show " Putney Painter's and Friends" Susan Powell Fine Art Madison, CT

2009 Solo show CHA Cambridge, MA

2010 Group show " Putney Painter's and Friends" Susan Powell Fine Art Madison, CT

2011 Group show " Putney Painter's and Friends" Susan Powell Fine Art Madison, CT

2012 Group show " Putney Painter's and Friends" Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2013 Group show " Putney Painter'sand Friends" Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Address

City:
Putney
State/Province:
VT
Postal Code:
05346

Links

  • www.roladd.com
  • http://villageartsofputney.fineaw.com/