Arizona based watercolorist Annette Smith has been developing her artistic skills over the last few decades combining a comprehensive sense of drawing with the added nuances that watercolor affords.
Her journey in paint and watercolor began in high school and continued through college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She furthered her interest and skills with continued education in Mesa Arizona and through workshops and classes at Scottsdale Artists' School. Her influences were generated through classes and workshops with noted watercolorists Ted Nuttall, Julie Gilbert-Pollard, Kim Johnson, and the amazing Charles Reid.
Annette is an artist who teaches. She holds classes and workshops drawing students from Arizona as well as the rest of the country and Canada. This allows her to expand on her range of ideas, techniques, and materials through teaching and sharing with a wide range of students of varying ages and abilities.
Outstanding Watercolor by Bold Brush Jury for Portrait of Cecil- December 2019
Best in Show-Arizona Watercolor Association Fall 2019 Membership Exhibition
Award of Distinction-Arizona Watercolor Association Spring 2019 Membership Exhibition
People's Choice Award-Arizona Watercolor Association Spring 2019 Membership Exhibition
First Place-2020 PAOA 10th Annual Member's Exhibition and Sale
First Place-2018 PAOA 8th Annual Member's Exhibition and Sale
First Merit-2016 PAOA 6th Annual Member's Exhibition and Sale
First Place Water Media-2011 Best and Brightest, Juried Art Show and Sale, Scottsdale, Arizona
Second Place Drawing/Pastel-2005 Best and Brightest, Juried Art Show and Sale, Scottsdale, Arizona.
She participated in the group exhibition Arizona Women Making Faces 2015 Show where she had the honor of painting a watercolor portrait of former Arizona governor Jan Brewer. The portrait was purchased by Jan Brewer. Her life drawings are published in two Northlight books, Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing, and Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Light and Shadow. Annette's watercolor and charcoal life studies illustrate The Naked Nude, written by Sara Evans.
Annette currently teaches local watercolor portrait workshops at Scottsdale Artists' School.
For information about up-coming workshops, please contact Scottsdale Artists' School at:
3720 North Marshal Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Toll Free 800-333-5707
For further information about available works or portrait commissions, please contact the artist at email@example.com.