Intimate Memories: A Solo Exhibition by Mary E. Smith
June 2 - July 5, 2015
Mary Elizabeth Smith’s colorful watercolors depict a love of nature, water, reflection and motion. She is an award-winning watercolorist, garnering top honors in local, regional and national juried competitions at the Frye Art Museum, Howard Mandville Gallery, Stillwater Gallery and many out-of-state venues.
Smith enjoys painting scenes that most people would never have the chance to experience, or what she calls her “intimate landscapes” which also include views above and below the water’s surface. As a former SCUBA diver, she renders her memories on paper, as evident in her popular Tidepool series, which bursts with the color and textures of seascapes she felt others may not be able to enjoy. Other favorite subject matters include water reflections and wooden boats with lots of character!
She has been invited to create auction items for fundraising events for the Seattle Aquarium, Harbor History Museum, SalmonChanted Harbor and NW Furniture Bank’s Chair Affair, as well as many school auctions. Her work hangs in public and private collections across the United States and a few in Europe.
Mary owns Harbor Design Services and has provided innovative graphic design solutions for 15 years. Her clients include many local authors, small businesses and non-profit organizations.
Living in beautiful Gig Harbor for most of her life provides Mary with lots of subject matter to create in her home studio. She loves a challenge and has traveled as far as the US Virgin Islands to paint a large (19’x11’) mural in a private home. Mural and art commissions are always considered. Select art pieces can be also be viewed online here: marysmithart.com and design examples at harborart.com.