An example of fine art by MARLA SMITH



I was born in Prescott, AZ and raised on ranches in the surrounding small towns.
More than 20 years ago in reflecting on my love of this beautiful Southwest the desire to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience motivated me to begin a visual portrayal of scenes and events that have fascinated me throughout my life..Beautiful Southwestern skies, incredible sunsets and sunrises, and scenes of our everyday life on the ranch are what motivate me.  Today I enjoy communicating these scenes through my art, and my desire is that my work will show my personal vision, enthusiasm, and respect for the West, and hopefully give others a peek into our corner of the world.  
I gather most of my material on the ranch that my husband and I own and operate Northwest of Prescott.  I am grateful for the privilege of living the life of a rancher and the inspiration it provides.  My place is in the West, and I am always inspired by my surroundings. 
I am blessed beyond measure and give my thanks to those who support me in my journey, and most of all thanks to our Creator who makes all things possible.

STUDIES WITH NOTED ARTISTS:Jim WilcoxWilliam Scott JenningsBonnie CaseyVirginia VaughanDan Robinson
 Phil Beck  AFFILIATIONS:Oil Painters of AmericaAmerican Women ArtistsSedona Art CenterArizona Plein Air PaintersWomen Artists of the WestAmerican Plains ArtistsSHOWS AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS:Salon InternationalAmerican Plains ArtistsOil Painters of AmericaThe Phippen Western Art ShowThe Mountain Oyster ShowEl Presidio GalleryEmpire Ranch 100 Show
AZ Plein-air Painters
Women Artists of the West
 Mt. Trails Fine Art Gallery, Santa FePUBLICATIONS:Cover for the Rodeo Program for the AZ Cowpuncher's Reunion, 2015Cover for the Rodeo Program for the AZ Cowpuncher's Reunion, 2010Ad Poster for the AZ Cowpuncher's Reunion, 2009Art of The West    Wickenburg Telephone Directory
Prescott Frontier Days Poster, 2019
Cover for the Rodeo Program for the AZ Cowpuncher's Reunion, 2019

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