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Click to shop: http://www.ValleyArtworks.etsy.com/
I've always loved art and nature, and have been painting my entire life. As a child I spent hours on end in wildflower fields overlooking the New England coastline and on the beaches below. Birds, bugs, seashells and flowers inspired my first sketches and continued to provide inspiration throughout high school and college art classes and also in my professional career as a full time artist.

When my children were little I freelanced - painting nurseries, house renditions and large, whimsical wall murals. Now that that all four are in their teens and early 20s, I stay close to home by painting on a much smaller scale from my cozy art studio. In addition to being a mom and a full-time artist, I'm also a wife, a gardener and a dreamer.

One of my favorite phrases is Picasso's “to draw, you…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 7
  • Joined August 4, 2007

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acrylics, watercolors, pastels, pencil, ink, flowers, ceramics, pottery, sketchbooks

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About

Click to shop: http://www.ValleyArtworks.etsy.com/
I've always loved art and nature, and have been painting my entire life. As a child I spent hours on end in wildflower fields overlooking the New England coastline and on the beaches below. Birds, bugs, seashells and flowers inspired my first sketches and continued to provide inspiration throughout high school and college art classes and also in my professional career as a full time artist.

When my children were little I freelanced - painting nurseries, house renditions and large, whimsical wall murals. Now that that all four are in their teens and early 20s, I stay close to home by painting on a much smaller scale from my cozy art studio. In addition to being a mom and a full-time artist, I'm also a wife, a gardener and a dreamer.

One of my favorite phrases is Picasso's “to draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” Since I'm limited to about three notes, I believe God compensated for my musical shortfall by putting a paint brush in my hand :)

Thank you for visiting! I have three other Etsy shops: iHeartShinyBrite.etsy.com AlongCameAPoppet.etsy.com and Artspeek.etsy.com as well as a buyers account at esstudio. My artwork was also licensed as Note Cards, Pocket Mirrors and other small gift items for a number of years at BeeDazzlesGifts.

Artwork © b.smilanich, 2007-2014. All image rights reserved.

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