Snowy Trees III, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2022, available on webshop

Landscape Paintings
by Laura K. Smith

Peaceful, joyful, strong, colourful, dream-like, and haunting are some of the ways in which Laura’s paintings have been described. Using acrylic and watercolour, Laura paints colourful landscape scenes with the aim of sharing the joy that she experiences in the practice and appreciation of art. Complementary to her painting practice, Laura writes about her painting process and inspiration in her biweekly blog.

Recent Works

  • Vertical Sculptural Trees, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm/31.5 x 39 in., 2021, available on webshop
  • Horizontal Sculptural Trees, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 70 cm, 2021, available on webshop
  • Red Ochre Sculptural Trees, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 2021, available on webshop
  • Berry Passage, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm, 2020, available on webshop
  • Sunny Birches, acrylic on canvas 71 x 96 cm, 2021, sold
  • PEI Birches, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm, 2022, sold

Latest Blog Posts

Loving Light in Painting and Literature

The first time I can remember being struck by an artwork it was an illustration of a Monet painting. Whether it was the haystacks, the waterlilies, or another of his famous works, I am not sure. What I am sure of is that it was the light that caught my attention. This was almost twenty years ago, before I would see Monets in real life. As a teenager, looking at the groundbreaking Impressionistic artwork, I felt a joyful shock: a combination of something new (excitement) and something already known (recognition). In this post, I reflect on how light in painting…

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Landscape Discoveries: A Visit to the Island of Newfoundland

For a few years now, my husband and I have wanted to visit the beautiful Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador. He was surprised to learn that, born and raised in New Brunswick, I had not yet visited this Atlantic province. Distances are great in Canada, but this summer we prioritized a visit. With only one week, we focused on one area of the province: Gros Morne National Park. In what follows, I write about the trip highlights and how the landscape has sparked inspiration for my painting. During our six days in the park, we took advantage of the…

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Inspiration: Ode to Magnolias

After about 9 months in Michigan, my husband and I are getting ready to pack up and return to Europe. This upcoming transition means a shift for my painting practice. I have finished my latest commissioned projects (which I must wait to share since many are gifts!) and am now packing up. I am categorizing – deciding which materials to take and which to donate here. A necessary pause in production means a refocusing on inspiration and spring in Ann Arbor offers an abundance of this! In this post, I write about my inspiration, a recent visit to a favourite…

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