Indiana artist, Jerry Smith, has had a life-long interest in art, although opting for a business degree in college. He began oil painting as a hobby in the early 1970’s, switching to watercolor shortly thereafter. Primarily through self-training and workshops he left his business career behind and has been a full-time artist since the mid-seventies. Included among his workshop teachers were Indiana painters Louise Hansen and Floyd Hopper, both of whom had a big influence on his work. Jerry was introduced to plein-air painting in a 1976 workshop taught by Don Stone in Rockport , MA . This trip also inspired a fascination with the painting opportunities offered by the New England coastline and has had a major impact on his work. Annual painting trips to the Maine coast compliment his Indiana landscape painting.
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