January Gallery Exhibit – Variety of Life: an exhibit by Eve Smerczynski

This January, our gallery features the artwork of Eve Smerczynski. This exhibit features  paintings, drawings, and pastels of landscapes, still lifes and more. Her use of color in her paintings and drawings is both vibrant and subtle. Eve’s confidence in her artwork and her choice of subjects is evident in this exhibit.

From the Artist:

My name is Eve. I am fourteen and live in Plymouth. I have had a great interest in art ever since I can remember. A few years ago, I started studying with local instructor, Heidi Mayo, who has helped me to get a better understanding of the type of artist I am.

My Favorite medium is pastels and I love to draw landscapes. Recently, I have been taking a small path into paint, because of my situation over the summer.  This summer I dislocated my shoulder which resulted in surgery, but that didn’t stop me from my love of art. I talked to Heidi about my options and she encouraged me to start drawing with my left hand, which is my non-dominant hand. I started off rusty and couldn’t even draw a straight line, but with all the support and practice, I slowly got better and was able to draw again using my left hand.

That experience made me realize how much I took the small things for granted. I am back now drawing with my right hand and am feeling better than ever.

Some of the pieces that are on exhibit were done with my left hand. The techniques that I learned over the summer really helped me to make my drawing skills better. I draw whenever I can and keep at least two sketchbooks with me at all times, just in case an idea comes to mind.

Art is my passion and is what makes me the person I am. I hope you enjoy my exhibit and thank you for supporting me.