Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
 

 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Andrea J. Smith

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:55 pm

Andrea J, Smith
Originally from Australia, Andrea J, Smith has studied and taught in the U.S. and Europe, and now lives in Rome where she founded and directs Atelier Canova.

In addition to studies at the Florence Academy of Art, where she later became an instructor in drawing, she studied in the U.S. with Michael Aviano, Michael Grimaldi and Nelson Shanks; and co-founded the Harlem Studio of Art with Judy Kudlow.

Smith’s atelier emphasizes classical art training in still life, portrait, figure and landscape painting, and you will find a few examples of her work in those areas in the description of the areas of study.

On her own website, you will find sections for still life, figurative and landscape, with an emphasis on still life.

Her commend of value, color and texture give her still life compositions a wonderful sense of harmony and unity, within which she conjures an almost Chardin-like sense of silent contemplation.

In both her landscape and figurative works, you can also see her dedication to the classical traditions of European painting.

4 comments for Andrea J. Smith »

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  1. Comment by Bill Marshall
    Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    Beautiful textures in her still lifes.
    Link to her site: http://www.andreajsmith.com

    Bill

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    Thanks. I don’t know why my initial posting of her website address didn’t take, but it’s been added again.

  3. Comment by Andrea J. Smith
    Monday, April 1, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    Thanks so much Charley for this lovely post. And thanks Bill for the compliments!
    It’s an honour to be included here and to share my work with everyone. I hope you enjoy it.
    Andrea

  4. Comment by innocenza
    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 @ 3:13 am

    Apprezzo moltissimo la pittura di Andrea. Mi piace il suo stile sobrio ed incisivo nel suo realismo. Vorrei molto frequentare la sua “bottega” in maniera assidua proprio come facevano una volta i pittori che andavano a scuola dai grandi maestri e speriamo che un giorno sarĂ  possibile

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