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2nd Quarter Featured Artist Selected

posted May 9, 2017, 3:40 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 2:16 PM ]

On April 26, 2017 Terry Smith was selected as the North Tampa Art League Featured Artist for the 2nd Quarter of 2017.  Terry’s watercolor painting, “Swamp Lilies”  depicts Florida native  plants. Terry is a member of the Florida Native Plant Society and native plants such as swamp lilies and resurrection ferns are a few of his favorite subjects to paint.

Terry Smith was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  As a young boy he spent many hours roaming the woods along the rivers and creeks of North and Central Georgia.  “From these experiences I developed a desire to place on canvas what I had seen and experienced in the outdoors,” says Terry.  After moving to Florida he was able to explore swamps, wetlands and view birds and animals that were new to him.

Terry started painting in 1977 and has been a full time artist since 1999.  He paints what he knows best...outdoors and wildlife.  One of his favorite things to do is to go into nearby swamps and wetlands; there the textures and odors can be experienced firsthand.   He loves to observe the light as it picks its way through the foliage; such sights and scenes inspire him when painting on location.   

Terry has painted for corporations, banks, and conservation groups.  He is a member of the Florida Watercolor Society, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and paints with Plein Air groups in his area. Terry Smith can be contacted at Website