Artist Linda Smith

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   I'm struck by the colors of everyday life. I take sketches of people or everyday objects and arrange them into simple compositions. I then begin a process of breaking down the subject into blocks of vivid yet nuanced color with striking contrast. Whether I'm depicting a person or a bottle of ketchup, I enjoy dissecting the colors and playing with luscious paint, using a brush, palette knife, or even smearing with my fingers. The final strokes of a successful painting hold the most excitement as I achieve my visual goal, interpreting colors and subjects with expression and energy.
   I studied fine art, illustration and graphic design at Florissant Valley Community College, in St. Louis. Then as a graphic designer for many years I used my fine art skills, continuing to sketch and paint daily and I took many classes and workshops along the way and taught drawing and painting classes as well.
   Over the years my work has been shown at many art shows and galleries in the St. Louis area. Currently my work is shown by Stone Soup Galleries in Chesterfield, MO.
   I hope you enjoy this glimpse of my work.
   Thank You,
   Linda Smith

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