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Lee Gorman Smith - Plein Aire Painting


About Me


I come from Massachusetts where the landscape, foliage, architecture and ocean colors are so very different from Vero Beach, Florida. It took me a while to feel comfortable painting a tropical palm. Painting routinely and painting outdoors (Plein Air) has helped with the transition. I can now say that Florida feels like home.

Being able to produce art in different mediums including paint, pen and ink, clay and fabric for most of my adult life has broadened my artistic perspective. Other art experiences include commercial art, editorial, advertising and book illustration.

My customers are both private and corporate and I have been honored to receive a Massachusetts Fine Art Grant and have received awards for my paintings in several juried art shows.

Currently, my inspiration and focus is on the scenes and subjects which surround me. I find color very enticing and am continually evolving my painting style to paint dramatic light effects, patterns of shadows and displays of rich color. Other themes are of beach and umbrella scenes and dogs in humorous situations. I have interest in a wide variety of subjects.

My originals and prints may be purchased on my website, in Florida and at various locations on Cape Cod.


Email

Lee@LeeGSmith.com - You may also contact me here


Commissions

I am available for house and animal portraits, recreating beautiful flower arrangements, memorable scenes from photos or anything else your heart may desire.

Please email me with any questions regarding sizes, price or style.



Mini and Skinny Pictures

Some of my pictures are very small, because sometimes I like to work very small. Some of my pictures are skinny and tall, because I like that format.


Plein Air Paintings

I have always enjoyed doing plein air painting and have been doing so now routinely before moving to Florida and after. It is such a stimulating experience for me to be painting and to simultaneously be immersed in the beautiful setting and source of my desire to paint. I hope you will enjoy this loose and immediate style of work.


AWARDS, JURIED SHOWS, MEMBERSHIPS

  April 2014
VERO BEACH ART CLUB Annual Courthouse Exhibit
Best of Show "Florida River Scene"

  February 2014 SEBASTIAN RIVER ART CLUB Spring Juried Show
Second Place Oil, Acrylic "South Beach Fun"

  February 2014 ART BY THE SEA Spring Juried Show
Honorable Mention "Kroegel Produce"

  February 2014 Hibiscus Festival Vero Beach
Honorable Mention Overall

  June 2012 SEBASTIAN RIVER ART CLUB
First Place - Best in Show
"Bill Painting at Crab-E-Bill's"

  April 2012 SEBASTIAN RIVER ART CLUB
Second Place Acrylic

  April 2011 HIBISCUS FESTIVAL Vero Beach
Honorable Mention Overall

  October 2010 BACKUS GALLERY Regional Juried Show
"McKee Garden Girl"

  March 2010 SEBASTIAN RIVER ART CLUB
Second Place Acrylic

  October 2009 BACKUS GALLERY Regional Juried Show
"McKee Garden Pond and Heron"

  October 2009 CITY OF VERO BEACH 90th Anniversary City Poster
Winner

  Spring 2008
VERO BEACH ART CLUB
Best in Show "Fort Pierce Marina"

  April 2008
SEBASTIAN RIVER ART CLUB
First Place Acrylic "Fort Pierce Marina"

  March 2008
SEBASTIAN RIVER ART CLUB
Second Place Oil/Acrylic

  July 2007
Cultural Council of Indian River County
2nd place Oil and Acrylic

  March 2007
SEBASTIAN RIVER ART CLUB
Second Place Acrylic

  2002
VERO BEACH ART CLUB
Honorable Mention
Lee's painting, "McKee Garden Bridge", was accepted to The Treasure Coast Juried Invitational Show at the Vero Beach Art Museum in August 2002.

  1997
Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA
Honorable Mention, Member’s Exhibition

  2002 - 2009
Treasure Coast Competitive Annual

  2008,
2004 - 2006
Backus Gallery Annual 4-County Show

  1997 - 1999
Cape Cod Art Association
All New England Exhibition, 1999

  1992-1998
Selected Works By Women, Women Creating, RHCI Hospital.
Sandwich, MA

  1992 - 1998
Leo Diehl Exhibition, Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA

Memberships  
  2000 - 2012
Vero Beach Art Club

  2000 - 2012
Sebastian River Art Club

  1996 - 2001
Cape Cod Art Association

  1999 - 2004
National Acrylic Painters Association

  1974 - 1988
Wellesley Society of Artists

  1973 - 1975
Newburyport Art Association






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