Deschutes Public Library News
Art by Sue Smith on Display at the Redmond Library
Posted By: Kathy Duffy
Date Posted: 2/24/2007
Sunday March 4th will mark the beginning of a special month long exhibit by Sue Smith, whose paintings link the literature that inspired them to each individual work of art. Annie Dillard (the Pulitzer Prize winning author) and her literary works such as The Pilgrim of Tinker Creek were the primary inspiration for this exhibit. The passage from each book that inspired the artwork will be displayed along side the paintings.
Smith, a local artist with a growing national reputation, currently has three paintings on exhibit at the National Society of Artist’s 23rd National Juried Show. Her water color pieces have received prizes from the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and have also been shown in galleries in Portland and Bend.
A Redmond artist working out of her home studio, Smith works with oil paints using both brush and palette knife. As an artist it is “light” that she strives to capture in the colors and textures of her landscapes whether the subject is a small detail or a large expanse.
The Library will host a reception for Sue Smith on the 10th of March from 2 – 4 PM, giving everyone the opportunity to meet the artist as well as view her exhibition entitled “A Certain Slant of Light”. The exhibit will be available until March 31.