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Artist laura smith


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Biography
 
Smith is from Quincy, Massachusetts, a blue collar suburb on Boston's south side. She is a 1995 graduate of North Quincy High School where she excelled in music studies. While enjoying creative outlets from an early age, she did not have formal art training. Smith moved to Carrollton, Georgia in 1995 to pursue music studies at the now University of West Georgia. She quickly switched her major to history, and completed her studies in 2006 with an M.A. in History. Smith resides in Carrollton with her husband and five children. 
 
Smith picked up a paintbrush on a whim in 2017, joining an acrylics group at the local recreation department. She quickly discovered oil paint, a passion, and the rest is history.
 
Smith enjoys the urban landscape, often painting alleys, bridges, and street scenes from her travels and childhood home. She enjoys tackling the perspectives, angles, and straight lines offered in the urban environment. Smith's favorite subjects usually include strong light and shadow patterns falling across abandoned buildings.  
 
Smith is a member of the National Oil & Acrylics Painters Society, the Booth Museum of Western Art's Art Guild, and the Carrollton Artists Guild.
 
 
Awards:
2018, Artists Magazine chose "D.U.M.B.O." to be featured in their upcoming book AcrylicWorks 6.
2019, 1st place in the student landscape division of Artists Magazine’s annual competition, to be featured in the December issue.
 
2020, 1st place, Carrollton Artists Guild annual show
 
2020, ArtPop Street Gallery Atlanta billboard winner 
 
2020, 1st place, Artists Amgazine annual competition, student landscape division
 
2020, honorable mention, Faso monthly competition
Her work was juried into the 2018 Arts Festival of Carrollton, the 2020 Booth Art Guild show to hang at the Booth Museum, and the Atlanta Artists Center.  Smith has donated her work to various fundraising organizations, including the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Carrollton food pantry, Tanner Hospital Foundation, Carrollton City Schools annual sports [...]

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