Winter 2015 Issue Featuring a Cover Story on:
Jerry Smith, Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Born in 1944 and raised in Indiana, Jerry Smith graduated from Indiana State University, earned a MBA and went to work for a large printing company. Then, one Christmas his wife, who knew his love was art, gave him a set of paints. That led to establishing his own framing company while painting and eventually to a full time professional artist. Known for his experimental approach, he has worked in watercolor and acrylic but now works in mostly oil. Surrounded by beauty where he lives in Montgomery County, Indiana, he developed an early reputation for Hoosier subjects, especially the lakes and streams of Brown County that gave birth to the Brown County Art Guild. He is a member of the Guild as well as Indiana Artist Club, Indiana Heritage and the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA). He is a charter member and Cardinal Fellow of the Watercolor Society of Indiana and an active member of the Hoosier Salon and has participated in over thirty Hoosier Salon exhibitions since he began painting. He then became equally attracted to New England and its coastal scenes, leading to studying with the late ASMA Fellow Don Stone who was a great influence and signature memberships in many prestigious art organizations including the American Society of Marine Artists, the American Watercolor Society, the International Society of Acrylic Painters, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. He has written three books and gives workshops.