Artist Jasmin Smith

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Jasmin Smith is a DC-based artist who has lived in the area for more than 30 years. Previously she has lived in Canada and the United Kingdom. She has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Australia.  Her art has been inspired by many international artists including the Canadian Group of Seven, Wassily Kandinsky, David Hockney and Per Kirkeby. She has also been influenced by US artists including the visionary artist Alex Grey.

In recents years, Jasmin has maintained a full-time studio practice in Potomac, Maryland.  She has experimented with many art styles and her work has transitioned to different expressions of abstract styles, including stylized mandalas, impressions of cave art, and semi-abstract works depicting animals.

In most of her works, Jasmin uses a restricted color palette with intense colors inspired by her South Asian background. Her process is time-consuming - consisting of the application of many layers of acrylic - wet onto dry. She uses this process of layering, flatness of form and color to create a sense of depth and subtle chromatic variation within the work.

For 27 years, Jasmin worked as a technical writer, multi-media developer, and web content manager at Marriott International in Bethesda, Maryland.  She left her career to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a full-time artist. She currently lives in Potomac, Maryland and frequently spends time in Scottsdale, Arizona and Ottawa, Canada.
Art Education

Jasmin has a BA in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She has also attended multiple classes in contemporary art in Maryland, Washington DC, New York and Ottawa. 

Since 2016, Jasmin has been studying abstract art under the tutelage of Mira Hecht at the Corcoran School of Art and Design at George Washington University (GWU) in DC. She is part of the E Street Artists' group.



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