of land and sky, whimsical and free
mixed media artist ~ jacksonville, fl
Below are my currently available reproduction pieces. The works are primarily sold in 2 formats, giclée on paper, giclée on canvas - the distinction is explained here. However, I also have a few pieces which have been reproduced onto birch wood. The results have been fabulous. I am working on getting them on the website. If you are interested please email me or contact me using the form below.
Also, please take note of the shipping time frame for any you are interested in purchasing. Also, anyone who has plans to go to an art festival that I will be attending has the option of purchasing art ahead of time and picking it up at the booth. In addition, if you live in the Jacksonville area, I am in a few shops around town - or deliveries can be coordinated. For information on any of those scenarios - click here.
Michelle McDowell Smith is a Jacksonville, FL native, now living just south of the city in St. Johns, Florida. In the spring of 1997 she graduated summa cum laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a major in illustration and minor in art history. Her schooling instilled in her the importance of using symbols and metaphors in her work to create emotion, depth, and meaning. She also became skilled in the use of a wide variety of materials and mixed media techniques.
Michelle strives to create pieces that have a familiar narrative yet still convey a fresh look and allow for the unexpected. She uses acrylic paint, mixed media materials such as paper, hand made linoleum stamps, sewing patterns, maps, old letters, pages from books, and more.
Her current body of work is titled Of Land and Sky, Whimsical and Free. The work’s focus is centered in longstanding memories, fleeting ideas, and hope for the future. Since 2014 Michelle has shown this body of work at more than 60 juried art shows and festivals, and has won the following accolades:
Judges Choice Award - Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC - 09/2018
Invitational Artist Award - Art Fair on the Square - Madison, WI - 07/2018
Judges Choice Award- Artsplosure - Raleigh, NC - 05/2018
Award of Merit - Magic City Art Connection - Birmingham, AL - 04/2018
Award of Excellence - Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - Winter Park, FL - 03/2018
2-D Honorable Mention - State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, MI - 07/2017
Invitational Artist Award - Art Fair on the Square - Madison, WI - 07/2017
Best Mixed Media Artist - Virginia Highlands Summerfest - Atlanta, GA - 06/2017
Award of Merit - Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival - Pensacola, FL - 11/2016
Award of Merit - Ocala Fine Arts Festival - Ocala, FL - 10/2016
Best of Show - Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC - 09/2016
2nd Place Overall - Arts in the Heart Festival - Augusta, GA - 09/2016
Best in Mixed Media - Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, Cary, NC - 08/2016
2-D Honorable Mention - State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, MI - 07/2016
Director's Choice Mixed Media - Mandarin Art Festival - Jacksonville, FL - 03/2016
Award of Commendation – Images Art Festival – New Smyrna Beach, FL – 01/2016
Best of Show – St Augustine Art Festival – St. Augustine, FL – 11/2015
2nd Place Overall – Piedmont Park Art Festival – Atlanta, GA – 08/2015
Award of Distinction – Boca Raton Fine Arts Festival – Boca Raton, FL – 01/2015
Award of Merit - Downtown Festival and Art Show – Gainesville, FL – 11/2014
Poster Artist – Chastain Park Fall Festival – Atlanta, GA – 11/2014
Poster Artist – Atlanta Arts Festival – Atlanta, GA – 09/2014
3rd Place Overall – Piedmont Park Art Festival – Atlanta, GA – 08/2014
Director’s Choice Award – Chastain Park Spring Art Festival – Atlanta, GA – 05/2014
1st Place 2-D Mixed Media - Shrimp Festival – Fernandina Beach, FL – 05/2014
Michelle continues to create new work and travel to new shows. Her work is available for sale as an original piece, a giclée reproduction on canvas, or a giclée reproduction on paper. If you are interested in purchasing an original piece, please email to email@example.com or use the form below. If you are interested in purchasing a reproduction on either paper or canvas you can order directly from the website. Whether on paper or canvas the prints are exceptional and all are limited edition – see each one for specific details - to browse them click here.
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