Philosophy While usually working with landscapes, in these images, Smith is exploring intimate spaces, through the subject of still life. This work is about finding beauty in what surrounds us everyday, things we may overlook because they are so very familiar.
Style Smith works primarily in Black & White because it reveals the most elemental; forms, texture and light.
Technique Smith works intuitively, responding to the subject.
Background Smith received her BFA from Mount Allison University with a major in photography, studying under Thaddeus Holownia. She has been a member of CARFAC and VANS since 1985 and ViewPoint Gallery since 2004. She lives and works in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Her art work is in the collection of the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, The Nova Scotia Art Bank, The Canada Council Art Bank, and several private collections in Canada and the USA. She has exhibited her art work in solo and group exhibitions in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Toronto.
Publications 1990 “Preservation of Hope” by Don Domanski (exhibition catalogue: Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery) 1990 The Chronicle Herald by Elissa Barnard April 13 1990 Atlantis A Women’s Studies Journal article by McIntrye, Andrea Lamont “The Art of Roxanne Smith” (cover, pages 76, 91, 97, 114, 116, and 119) 1991 “Wolf-Ladder” by Don Domanski (cover illustration and chapter heading decorations) 1991 Atlantis A Women’s Studies Journal (cover, page 2 and 119) 1992 the NS (page 15) 1993 the NS (page 39) 1996 “Sub Rosa” by Nyna Cropas (exhibition catalogue: ARTsPLACE Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia 1996 Visual Arts News by Nyna Cropas Vol. 18 No. 4 pg. 18 2002 grain magazine (cover illustration: front and back) Vol. 29 No. 3 2002 The Regional March 12 2006 The Chronicle Herald by Elissa Barnard April 1 2007 The Sunday Herald by Elissa Barnard June 24 2009 The Weekly News/Halifax News Net by Kate Watson April 03 2009, 2010 Halifax Art Map