Bio & CV
My work represents endangered species the way I see them; as unique creations and works of art themselves. My paintings are formed around their "portraits", in which the animal is in a new space protected from the current threats to it’s environment. Safe within confines of the canvas, these animals can only be observed from a distance, hopefully appreciated for their power and beauty.
The subject matter selected in my work involves species, places, and natural phenomena that greatly inspire me. My work is a combination of things I’ve seen myself, would like to see, or my own renditions inspired by colors and occurrences in nature. I have a great respect and awe for all the handiwork of my Creator; the artist of Creation, and the author of my life. The beauty, power, and perfect intricacies found in these animals could be described as nothing other than immaculate artwork to me.
Job 12 : 7-10
But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.
~ Sarah Smith, 2021
Sarah Smith is a fine artist from Ringwood, NJ, where she currently
lives and works. She has a BFA in Fine Arts from School of Visual
Arts in NYC. She is greatly inspired by nature, wildlife protection & conservation, animal art, and the Hudson River School artists, of whom she is a descendant of Asher B. Durand.
School of Visual Arts - New York, NY; BFA Fine Arts, 2007 - 2011
VIRTUAL - “The Call of the Wild”, May 1 - 31, San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, CA
“Arte Natura”, July 8 - 31, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY
“The Sky’s the Limit”, April 1 - 30, Las Laguna Art Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA
VIRTUAL - “Endangered”, Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, Art4Apes - Miami, FL
VIRTUAL - “Arte Natura”, May 7 - 30, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY
VIRTUAL - “The Earth Speaks”, April 6 - May 29, Dunning Art Gallery - Tannersville, PA
"Animal House", June 23 - July 12, Sacramento Fine Arts Center - Carmichael, CA
"Animal Benefit Exhibit", Feb. 13 - Mar. 14, Pop Revolution Gallery - Mason, OH
“5 x 5 x 5”, Nov. 15, 2019 - Feb. 8, 2020, River Oaks Square Arts Center - Alexandria, LA
"Fun Sized Art", Oct. 18 - Nov. 8, Vanessa Lacy Gallery - Kansas City, MO
"The Earth Speaks", Aug. 4 - Aug. 26, The Barron Arts Center - Woodbridge, NJ
"Art Biologic", May 12 - June 2, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY
"Endangered", Dec. 6 - 9, Art Basel Week - Miami Dade Heritage Trust - Miami, FL
"Wild and Balanced", April 22 - May 30, Gallery 222 - Hurleyville, NY
"Endangered", Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, Art Basel Week - Miami Dade Heritage Trust - Miami, FL
"Arte Natura", May 19 - June 11, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY
"Animalia", March 18 - April 14, Mikhail Zakin Gallery - Demarest, NJ
“Endangered”, Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, Art Basel Week - Miami Club Rum Gallery, Wynwood Art District - Miami, FL.
“Oil and Mixed Media Exhibition”, Nov. 1 - Dec. 30, Alfa Gallery - New Brunswick, NJ
“Ivory Alive”, June 30 - Oct. 15, Six Summit Gallery/Faust Harrison Pianos - New York, NY
"Wild Things", June 5 - June 27, Lorimier Gallery - Cape Girardeau, MO
"Art Biologic", May 14 - June 6, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY
"Endangered”, Dec. 3 - 6th, Art Basel Week, Dec. 7 - Mar 31, 2015 - Miami Club Rum Gallery, Wynwood Art District - Miami, Fl
"Art Biologic”, May 15 - June 14, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY
“Art Biologic”, May 16 - June 15, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY
“Summer Solstace Show”, June 21, Greenpoint Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
“Cronies Vol. 1”, Feb. 14- Mar. 11, The Grassy Noel Gallery - Teaneck, NJ
“Digable Arts”, April 21-22, Monroe Center for the Arts - Hoboken, NJ
“Digable Arts”, Oct. 15-16, Monroe Center for the Arts - Hoboken, NJ
"Digable Arts”, March 20-21, Monroe Center for the Arts - Hoboken, NJ
October 1-28, 2012 - Intermezzo Gallery, Englewood, NJ
June 1-28, 2012 - Lena Di Gangi Gallery, Totowa, NJ
- Direct Art Magazine, Pandemic Special Edition, 2021
- Cover illustration for "Ricochet", novel by Rose Marie, published 2018.
- Cover illustration for “Reminiscence”, novel by Rose Marie, published 2012.
- Cover illustration for “Revenge”, novel by Rose Marie, published 2013.
- “Everything Is Art” Magazine, Issue X, July 2011.