Featured Artist… Brian M. Smith!

Midwinter Melt by Brian M. Smith / Image: BrianMSmithFineArt.com

I ran across Brian Smith’s work while perusing the  Tvedten Fine Art Gallery website. The gallery is located in Harbor Springs, MI, which is on the northwest coast in a beautiful location. This painting captured my attention… I think it was the trees that did it. I love these trees, the colors, the light and shadow, very very nice!

Here’s a blip about the artist from his website, catch you back here tomorrow!

Smith is a talented landscape artist who began drawing and painting at an early age. Largely self taught, Brian has become a recognized plein-aire and studio painter who’s works are included in many private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Germany. Working in oils, he paints frequently on location striving to complete works in a single session, as well as using plein-aire studies as models for larger studio works.“Art follows what I ordinarily do,” Smith says. “Being an outdoors person, I hope my landscapes evoke the sense of a moment in time: light reflecting off wet rocks on a distant shoreline; a sky that as kids made us imagine clouds as objects; reflections in a quiet pond or special mornings and evenings between sunlight and darkness. Painting, especially en plein-aire is as pleasurable as it is difficult. An acquaintance once told me until seeing a show of my work he rarely looked at the sky and now does as a habit. That’s a response I’m very thrilled with.”

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