Sydney Smith                            Pastel, Charcoal, Acrylic, Prints

     I come from the Mid-West where I received a BFA in Painting/Drawing and a MA from the University of Iowa in Printmaking under the instruction of Mario Lazansky, famous for his innovations in the printing and graphic fields. I recently relocated to Wakefield, Mass. from Los Angeles, California where I was an elementary school teacher, bringing art to my students.  Retired now, it is a pleasure to work at what I love best - making pictures in pastel, oil pastel, charcoal, watercolors, acrylic and prints on various subjects.

     The creative process, to me, is a major part of being human and I look to many other artists for inspiration in the present and in the past.

     Color, to me is spiritual.  While observing something in nature, I often use contrasting colors that come from a feeling.  This then guides me to explore other variations  that are abstracted toward new

avenues of expression.  The journey of this discovery to the final picture, is often a surprise.  It is a development of  the relationships between the lines, shapes and colors used in the visual picture.




Artist Bio or Resume:

Art Schooling, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Mo. -  BFA; 

The University of Iowa, Printmaking.- MA

One Man Loft show, NYC; Illustrations Literary Magazines/Story & Poem;

One man show at Light Design Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; 

Groups show festivals and art walk - Los Angeles, CA; currently illustrating children's book; 

Member Mystic Gallery and Medford Art Association.

The Arts are alive and well in Wakefield     Arts Collaborative of Wakefield     Wakefield Massachusetts