One year, one night
Camden — The culmination of a year's worth of work was showcased Aug. 27 during the summer artist reception at the Marianne W. Smith Gallery at the downtown Lord Camden Inn. Smith's oil paintings, ranging from landscapes to portraits, adorn the walls of the gallery and were admired by the large number of people that attended the event.
“This is very exciting to have such a wonderful turnout,” Smith said. “I have received some very wonderful comments and a lot of positive feedback, plus I have sold a few [paintings] so that in its own exciting.”
There is a lot that goes into preparing for an event like this, but Smith said the result is always rewarding.
“Because when I’m working, I never really think about the show, just the individual piece I am working on. I’ll move from a portrait, to still life, to a landscape and it is really exciting when it comes together and it works,” she said.
Once the work is complete, there is the task of preparing the paintings for viewing and the organization of the annual evening. Once her signature goes on a work, she said, it is ready to go to a good home so other people can enjoy it.
The Marianne W. Smith Gallery is open year around and exhibits a large collection of original oil paintings featuring still lifes, portraits and scenic Maine landscapes. For more information, visit mwsmithgallery.com or email the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dwight Collins is a reporter/photographer for The Camden Herald.
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