SIAG Welcomes Amelia Rose Smith, April 19

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) announces that Amelia Rose Smith
will offer a demonstration titled ‘Painting Wading Birds’
Tuesday, April 19
1:30 – 4:00 pm
The Lake House

A Charleston native, multifaceted artist Amelia Rose Smith has painted professionally for three decades. A versatile artist, she is equally at home with oils, watercolors or pastels. Her work covers subjects ranging from still life to portraits, from animals to landscapes. To quote one art critic, “Amelia Rose Smith displays an amazing facility with a range of media. In an age when artists are increasingly ‘specialists,’ devoted to one subject painted one way, she resists being pressed into a single mold.”

As Rose explains: “I relish my time both in the studio and outdoors. It is my desire to bring life and love into each painting…I employ light, value and color to transport the viewer to a stimulating understanding of Charleston’s people and places. Using a harmonious palette and confident brushwork I seek to capture the Carolina’s lofty, majestic skies and ever-changing marshes. “

Rose is an art graduate of Coker College in Hartsville, SC.  On graduation she went to work as an illustrator for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and other agencies.  After years of painting for shows on weekends, in 1984 she became a full-time painter, developing her vision and skills.  She has studied with numerous acclaimed artists whom she lists as inspirations.  These include  Zoltan Zabo, Ovanes Barberian, Charles Movalli, Sondra Freckelton, Alex Powers, Joan Rothermel, Sherri McGraw, Albert Handel and Rhett Thurm

Rose has developed a national following. Her award-winning work has been featured at such venues as the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and Spoleto, as well as in a number of local and regional galleries.

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-Submitted by Monique Boissier-Sporn, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Amelia Rose Smith)