About the Artist Wini Smart
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Wini Smart has a heritage of sea life. Her ancestors owned or sailed schooners from Maine to Cuba. Born in New Jersey, her parents farmed and were wholesale florists. This background is apparent in Wini’s love for the sea and nature. Living near the sea is important; the artist now lives in her studio home on the water’s edge on Cranberry Island in Maine and on a bayou in Florida. These locations offer much inspiration.
Wini’s daughter, artist Gail Cleveland, is carrying on the tradition by managing and exhibiting in the Smart Studio gallery in Maine.
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Wini Smart has been painting since early childhood, making her first sale at age 8! She paints in a realistic-impressionistic style, capturing the essence and feeling of the Florida scene”
BOCA BEACON, Florida
She is well known for her ability to capture in paint what happens where land meets sea. Her fluid technique enables her to render the essence of water and makes us feel its wetness. She captures the feeling of a particular time of day with its distinctive color and auras… and the moment and excitement.”
BAR HARBOR TIMES, Maine
Wini Smart’s paintings reveal nature in many moods”
ASBURY PARK PRESS, New Jersey
Philadelphia College of Art
Art League of New York City
Also with Don Stone, Mario Cooper, and Tom Nicholas.
Union League, Philadelphia
In New Jersey
Asbury Park Society of Fine Arts
Guild of Art
Central Jersey Bank
Georgian Court College
Monmouth County Library
Toms River Historical Society
Northeast Harbor Library
Art League of Marco Island
Exhibited in many juried shows in New York City, also museums in Newark, Morristown, Montclair, and Trenton, and major colleges.