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Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Snow Day by Teresa Smith | $1,075 | oil painting | 20' h x 16' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Snow-Day

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Snow Day

Teresa Smith
Ugallery 5345194180 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2021

20" h x 16" w x 1.5" d |2 lbs. 10 oz.

In stock $1,075

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"I remember growing up in Quebec, and the coming of snow meant a snow day," says artist Teresa Smith. "No school, a holiday. Festive, fun, and full of play. Snow is white, but when I really look, it is all shades of confetti as it reflects trees, sun, and sky." Teresa began this painting with warm gold tones then added layer upon layer. She says each day the paint got thicker and more gestural. "The colors are intense and play off each other. I want to walk right in with my sled and have a spectacular, festive snow day."

Teresa Smith

Friday Harbor, Washington

Teresa Smith captures the soul of the west coast landscape in her contemplative oil paintings. Teresa gathers impressions of the land around her remote island home on horseback rides accompanied by her Irish wolfhound. Her works capture the light coming through the trees, a richness of color, and the interconnectedness of nature. Her subjects emerge through lyrical brushwork, sometimes with light streaming as if through a stained glass window. Her major influences are Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr, and the Canadian Group of Seven, the latter of whom pioneered a distinctive style defined by a direct connection with nature. In addition to painting, Teresa is a master gardener, and she grows food year-round in her garden and volunteers in the community to educate and diagnose plant problems. She works from her studio on the top floor of a barn overlooking the pond and trees, where deer walk by and ducks swim. According to Teresa, "much of today’s art is based on concept. That is, the artist has an idea, then uses their art to educate and inform. I do contemplative painting, which is different. For me, it is allowing the painting to unfold in a contemplative or meditative way."

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E Ben-Haim purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"4/28/2021 | 1:24 AM

What I love about this painting is that it gives the feeling of being in the forest, more than a description of it. I’m very pleased with the artwork.

Teresa Smith 9/9/2019 | 5:35 PM

Hello Kathy, thanks so much for your comment. I appreciate that. And by the way, I lived in Colorado for 13 years. Love the high country. As long as there are lakes and trees I am happy.

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K Campbell style="color: #000000;"9/8/2019 | 1:12 PM

Hi Teresa, I just purchased your "Lake in the Woods" because while it is a lake in Canada, the painting captures so much of what I love about Colorado. You evoke for me the emotions I feel when in the high country. I had a hard time choosing among so many of your wonderful works. Kathy C.

  • What I love about this painting is that it gives the feeling of being in the forest, more than a description of it. I’m very pleased with the artwork.

    - E Ben-Haim

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