About the Artist

Find me:

 

www.linkedin.com/in/kcsmits

 

www.behance.net/ksmitsb87a

 

https://www.facebook.com/artistkathleen.smits

 

I support and am a member of the following organizations:

 

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network: cpbn.org

 

Art League of New Britain:  alnb.org

 

American Artists Professional League:  aaplinc.org

 

CT chapter of the American Institue of Graphic Arts:  connecticut.aiga.org

 

Greater New Britain Arts Alliance:  www.newbritainarts.org

 

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven: http://www.newhavenarts.org

 

I love music, too:

 

Patchy Fog trio:  http://patchyfogmusic.wix.com/home

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

The last two years of worldwide events have altered the way I look at my work.  My landscapes on canvas I consider preservations of a beautiful and threatened planet. They are meant to impart a sense of place so the viewer gets immersed in being there. They are also meant to impart the serenity beauty can bring.  I am more mindful than ever before how fleeting that can all be, therefore the sense of preservation the canvas brings. 

 

The landscape is central to my work and my being. It continues to inspire two different processes. In my digital abstracts, I use elements of the environment with constructed objects. They are put together so that the inorganic and the organic coalesce. The complexities meet and context is re-created.  I intend to express my sense of change and chaos on a beautiful planet.