Darien, CT - This February, the Geary Gallery of Darien presents, “Reflections of Sea & Sky,” featuring the unique and meditative mixed media of Darien artist, Vicki French Smith. Her exhibit runs February 1 – 29 at the Geary Gallery, located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien. All are welcome and admission is free.
February featured artist: Vicki French Smith
Darien artist Vicki French Smith is an award-winning artist and teacher. Motivated by nature’s wonders, her art focuses on the magical movement of sea and sky with their varied rhythms and self-replicating tempos.
“There is tension and excitement as reflections and patterns of composition come to life,” Smith says. For the last few years she has been painting seascapes and skies on metal and canvas to create textures and interactions with the variable moods of nature. The methods of strokes vary as she twists and turns her brush, squeegee, hands and fingers to make the surface dance. Colors of blues are successfully blended with complements as she applies the pigment, wiping it away or layering colors. This can be seen in her works of watercolor, acrylic, and oil.
A graduate of Miami University, Smith has studied at the Yard School of Art, duCret School of the Arts, Center of Visual Arts, and Silvermine School of Art. Painting for more than 30 years, and having taught students and adults, has inspired and motivated her journey. Smith has been active in her local community; teaching at the Darien Arts Center, serving on the board on the Silvermine Guild Arts Center, and as co-president of Fairfield County Plein Air.
She is currently a member of Connecticut Women Artists, Rowayton Arts Center, Florida-based Naples Art Association and the Arts of Bonita Springs, and Silvermine Arts Guild.
Smith’s paintings and prints have been featured in boutiques along the New Jersey shore, libraries, private collections, and various galleries.
She has appeared in the PBS series, Landscapes Through Time, and at any given time her work can been seen at her gallery at Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, Harbor Gallery in Rowayton or by appointment in her studio in Darien, Connecticut.
To view some of her work, visit Geary Gallery online. https://www.gearygallery.com/?artists=vicki-french-smith
Smith’s exhibit runs February 1 - 29 and her paintings are available for acquisition.
Gallery Location & Hours
Geary Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633 or visit www.gearygallery.com. All are welcome and admission is free. Consider Geary Gallery for unique gifts!
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About Geary Gallery
Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing were founded in 1984, and today are Fairfield County’s preeminent art gallery and frame shop, featuring an extensive collection of original artwork, and custom framing services. With four elaborate display rooms, Geary Gallery maintains an ambitious exhibition schedule to showcase both Connecticut-based artists with national reputations as well as well-known artists from along the Eastern seaboard. The public can enjoy a new show virtually every five weeks. The Gallery also offers a Custom Original Portrait Service, which matches their favorite artists with customers wishing to commission an original portrait of their family, an individual, pet or home. With an extensive inventory of over 2,000 corner samples, Accent Picture Framing and Restoration is a service that is highly regarded for its master framing techniques as well as precision art restoration services for leading museums, auction houses, and historical societies. For more information about Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing, call (203) 655-6633 or visit www.gearygallery.com.