Sunday, January 2, 2011

Colette Odya Smith

Name: Colette Odya Smith
Bio: A Milwaukee native, Colette Odya Smith majored in Fine Art, Humanities and Education at Macalester College and studied soft pastels at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She teaches workshops at the Peninsula Art School in Door County, Wisconsin. She is an award-winning pastel painter who has exhibited regionally and nationally for 15 years, winning numerous awards including multiple honors in the Pastel Journal, The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist (formerly Pastel Artist International) and American Artist competitions. She had a piece in American Artist in 2005 and was one of the seven artists featured in the "snow" issue of the Pastel Journal, February 2010.
Her work is in many private and corporate collections including Northwestern Mutual, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Deloitte and Touche LLP, and Acuity Insurance. She is in the permanent collection of the Wichita Center for the Arts.
Medium: Pastel, sometimes with additional media such as watercolour, India ink and gold leaf. Colette works on Rising 4-ply museum board, beginning with a watercolour underpainting. She layers her pastels from dark to light, blending the underlayers and stroking the top layers, fixing and repeating the process where required.
Subjects: Landscape.
Style: Intimate landscapes that vibrate at the interface of reality and abstraction. To view a collection of Colette Odya Smith’s waterscapes is to feel “wetness” as a concept.
Navigation: Main menu on bottom of home page; all gallery pages remain accessible at all times.
Gallery: Six pages and the 9/11 series.
Image View: Each gallery opens in a new page. The generous thumbnail images may be enlarged further on a new page, and downloaded. Dimension is provided. Rose-colored leaves is 24 x 32 ins 621 x 468, 96.6 KB
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1 comment:

  1. just thought I would let you know I linked to this post here ! Your blog is great, and I loved Smith's work so I decided to feature it today!