About the Artist Wini Smart

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Wini Smart in Venice, Italy

**Reader please note: Wini Smart passed peacefully at the age of 85 surrounded by her loving family after a long illness on September 15, 2017. Read more here

RECEIVING over 30 awards, Wini Smart is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and World’s Who’s Who of Women.  She has operated the Smart Studio gallery in Maine since 1967 and opened the Florida gallery in 1980.  Her paintings have found a ready market with locals and visitors alike.  Paintings are in private and public collections in nearly every state and in Europe, Canada, and South America.  She has painted eight corporate murals.

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 & Florida.


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”

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.”

Wini Smart’s paintings reveal nature in many moods”


Philadelphia College of Art
Art League of New York City
Also with Don Stone, Mario Cooper, and Tom Nicholas.

Solo Exhibits
In Pennsylvania
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

In Maine
Northeast Harbor Library

In Florida
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.

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