About Samantha Keely Smith
My paintings are both recognizable as scenes from nature and representations of emotional states. The turbulent fictional landscapes depict both environments in flux and our shared anxieties about our place in nature and the future of our planet. The contrasting colors, the lights and the darks, speak of our search for serenity during these chaotic times.
Born in Harlow, Essex, England, New York-based artist Samantha Keely Smith moved to the United States as a child with her family.
Smith started her College Education at the School of Visual Arts, NYC. She also attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, earning her BFA in Painting, with Honors.