Michelle McDowell Smith, St. Johns, FL.
I am a painter and mixed media collage artist currently living in Roanoke, Virginia. In 1997 I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a major in illustration and minor in art history. My current body of work, which began in 2014, is titled, “Of Land and Sky ~ Whimsical and Free”. With it I’m trying to create art that is softly surreal with a storybook sensibility. I want it to feel hopeful and aspirational, yet also include themes reflecting on disappointment, loneliness, and the loss of innocence.