The Artist           

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                                      Polly Smith

                                  Yarmouth, Maine

The natural environment, boats, and farm scenes bring me constant inspiration to paint.  On daily walks with my dog, I capture photos of 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 Russell Whitten at River Tree Arts in Kennebunk.

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). 

With my painting friends, I have participated in art shows at Maine Coffee Roasters, Clayburn’s, Edna and Lucy’s restaurant, Yarmouth History Center, Bonobo Restaurant, Yarmouth Library and various outdoor art show/sales since 2013.  I have twice shown my art at the Tao Ming Restaurant in Brunswick.

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




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