The Artist           

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                                      Polly Smith

                                  Yarmouth, Maine

Maine's natural environment, boats, and farm scenes bring me constant inspiration to paint.  On daily walks with my dog, I photograph compositions that inspire and become the seeds of future paintings. I am focused on conveying the shapes, shadows, and colors around me.

Whatever I paint, I seek to capture a soulful beauty for without that, what’s the point? 

I have taken painting classes taught by Dewitt Hardy at Sanctuary Arts in Eliot Maine,  Marguerite Lawler at                                 Maine College of Art, Diana Johnson of Maine, Mick Watson of Massachusetts, Michel Dodge at Maine College of Art, and most recently, Russell Whitten at River Tree Arts in Kennebunk.

I am a working member of the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta, Maine and a member of Maine Made Products. I paint weekly with the Community House Artists group in Yarmouth, Maine.

I have participated in juried shows as follows: Yarmouth Art Festival (2013 -  2018), Brunswick Sidewalk Art Show (2015), Portland Art Show (2014 & 2015), Saco Art Festival (2016), Kennebunkport Show (2017), Designing Women (2016), Freeport’s Fall Art Festival (2015-2018), Maine College of Art’s Create III - V (2014 - 2016), and South Portland’s Art in the Park (2018).

In 2018, my paintings were displayed at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine’s State Office Building in Augusta, and of course the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta. 




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