Artist Mary O. Smith

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.maryosmith.com

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Mary O. Smith was born in 1960 and raised in Louisiana. She studied in fine arts and design. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 1982 with a bachelor of Design.  After college, she worked as an interior designer for an architectural firm in Valdosta, Georgia and used her drawings skills for their architectural and interior renderings as well.

In 1996, Mary o. developed her interest and love for watercolor and began to study under wonderful artists such as Tony Van Hasselet, Judi Wagner, Judi Betts, and Roberta Carter Clark. Intrigued with the loose and fluid qualities of the medium, she incorporated these qualities in her own loose and expressive style. In 1997-2002, she opened her own gallery/studio in St. Marys, Georgia. Her studio is now in Steinhatchee, Florida. Her work has been represented in galleries in the Southeast. She is a member of Plein Air Painters of the Southeast, Signature member of the Southern Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society and the Tallahassee Watercolor Society and a board member of Pines and Palms out of Thomasville, Ga.


Published in 2000, she was featured in the National magazine Watercolor Magic as “Ones to Watch” and again in 2006 December issue in the same magazine in an article “Ten Artists to Watch”. Mary O has won numerous awards with both her watercolor and oil works.  Her most recent achievement is winning the Artists' Choice award for her painting at the Shadow on the Teche juried Plein Air Event in 2021.

Developing a love of painting en plein-air from the beginning of her career in watercolor as well as oil, she is always striving to develop and grow as an artist. She teaches workshops in both mediums. Each painting is a new challenge. The mix of each color and value to recreate a scene [...]

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