Friday, February 8, 2013

Painted Feathers on display at View

Paintings on Feathers by Constance B. Smith

The artwork of Constance B. Smith is on display in View’s Rosenau Gallery until April 28 in conjunction with “The Wild Life” exhibit.  A special focus will be on her wildlife paintings created on turkey feathers.  Although the feathers will be featured, no surface is safe from her brush… she enjoys painting on various surfaces such as tree fungi, saw blades, snowshoes, tin ware, and wood.

Maintaining a working studio gallery (originally a General Store) on the bank of the Black River in Forestport, N.Y., Connie endeavors to create beautiful Adirondack landscapes, still lifes, and wildlife art. She works in watercolor, and acrylic, and she is also a print maker. Working on commission, she will paint pictures of camps, homes, animals, people or whatever is needed.  She says, “My art is a source of never-ending joyous hours spent engaged in what I love, and I consider myself one of the ‘ lucky ones’.”

Born and raised in Clinton, N.Y., she majored in Art and studied at Pratt Institute School of Interior Design, Brooklyn, N.Y.  After marriage and raising four sons, she worked as an Interior Designer and also free-lanced, designing many showrooms and business interiors in New York state. Recently, she has worked on redesigning and restoring a turn-of-the-century Adirondack camp.

To learn more about View programming visit or call 315.369.6411.

--Posted by Leslie Bailey, View staff

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