Kitty Smith Designs is showing new work at the Rockland Art Market all summer long. Featured are her hand-painted fabric crafts including fish, balsam bags, totes and greeting cards. Also on display are her New England shell wreaths and whimsical folk art patron saints. Those who have time to linger at the market will find her up for giving a tarot card reading as well.

Smith is self-taught, but everyone in her family is an artist of some sort. Her father was her main influence. He painted oils and watercolors and showed in Provincetown back in the 1950s and also designed needlepoint for many years at his studio The Needle Knight. As for materials, Smith is at heart an oil painter; however, for her crafts she uses fabrics and paper, which she paints. She also incorporates sea shells and driftwood into some of her three-dimensional pieces. For more information about Kitty Smith Designs, call 594-1223.

Smith’s work and that of jewelers, potters, photographers, fine woodworkers, painters and mixed media crafters may be enjoyed Thursdays through Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Rockland Art is held in Mildred Merrill Park, at the top of the hill overlooking Harbor Park. For more information, visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to