Larry Smith – painter – Peachtree Corners, GA


Painter. Peachtree Corners, GA

Larry-Smith-PortraitLarry Smith has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Design from Auburn University. He worked as an art director in advertising for 30 years. The last 20 years he was president of his own advertising agency in Atlanta, Ga. He was president of the Atlanta Advertising Club and received it’s Silver Medal Award.

Since 2001 Larry has devoted a majority of his creative energy to oil painting.

His work has appeared in museums, art galleries, and personal collections throughout the United States. His studio/gallery has been featured in American Art Collector magazine.

Larry’s travels though out the country participating in some of the top juried outdoor art festivals. He has participated in over 250 art shows.

“I work with oil on stretched canvas. My colors, palette knife and brush strokes have movement and energy. For years I have painted in the studio using my photos as reference, (I was a studio mouse). Three years ago, I began painting outdoors. At the Blue Ridge Plein Air Event, my first plein air event, I won the “quick draw’ competition.

“I have been strongly influenced by the work of the Impressionists — especially Vincent Van Gogh, Cezanne and Monet. In the last three years, I have studied with plein air painters Jim Richards, Kevin MacPherson and Thomas Kitts.”

Larry’s always looking for interesting subjects to photograph and paint. His journeys have taken him deep into the Florida Everglades, the Georgia and Florida coasts, the backcountry of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tuscany, Taos, NM. He just returned from a photo excursion to The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon.

For the past two years, Larry and Pam have organized Paint Duluth — a plein air event coordinated with the city of Duluth. In 2017, seventy-eight artists participated in this four-day event.

Larry and his wife Pam are owners of 2 Smith Art Gallery in historic downtown Duluth, GA. To learn more about Larry and to see more of his work go to artistlarrysmith.com.

 

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Awards

2017 First Place Painting – Isle of Eight Shrimp Festival, San Fernandina, FL
2016 First Place Painting Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta, GA
2016 Director’s Choice Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA
2015 Award of Excellence, Alpharetta Arts Festival, GA
2015 Award of Excellence, Barefoot in the Park, Duluth, GA
2014 Sand Dollar Award, Virginia Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, Virginia Beach, FL
2014 Merit Award, Festival in the Park, Charlotte, NC
2014 Merit Award, Barefoot in the Park, Duluth, GA
2013 Best of Show, Barefoot in the Park, Duluth, GA
2013 Third Place, 2D Orange Beach Costal Arts Center Show, Orange Beach, FL
2012 Third Place Painting, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
2012 Work selected for show promotion material, Sunflower Festival, Rutledge, GA
2012 Work selected for promotion material, Krasl Arts Festival, Saint Joseph, MI
2012 Work selected for show promotion material, Brookhaven Arts Festival, Brookhaven, GA
2012 2D Creativity Award, Barefoot in the Park, Duluth, GA
2011 Special Judges Award, Brookhaven Arts Festival, Brookhaven, GA
2010 Best of Show, Brookhaven, GA
2010 Judges Selection, Charlotte Festival in the Park, Charlotte, NC
2010 Work selected for show promotion material, State Street Arts Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
2007 Macon Mulberry Festival —Honorable Mention, Macon, GA
2006 ESAA Jury Award, Eastern Shore Outdoor Art Show, Fairhope, AL
2006 Sponsor Award from Florida Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, Pensacola, FL
2006 Sponsor Award from PODS (White Sands Storage Solutions), Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, Pensacola, FL
2006 Charlotte Festival in the Park — Artist Walk, Honorable Mention, Charlotte, NC
2005 Suwanee Days Art Festival — Suwanee, GA — Second Place, Painting
2005 Merit Award — Oil/Acrylic Eastern Shore Outdoor Art Show, Fairhope, AL

 

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