Larry & Pam Smith
Photo courtesy of Mary Buck
Pam earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Auburn University. For over 20 years she was co-owner of an advertising agency in Atlanta, GA. with her husband Larry. Now she is a portrait artist and co-owner of 2 Smith Art Gallery in historic Duluth, GA.
For years, she enjoyed watching her husband, Larry Smith paint impressionistic landscapes. In 2005 when he decided to teach a painting class, she jumped right in. Little did she know that this would open an exciting new world of creativity to her and give her a gift she never imagined existed.
Pam loves painting people studies and portraits of adults and children. She has been commissioned to do portraits of three year olds, corporate executives and beloved pets. She has a unique ability to add just the right sparkle to each portrait that she paints. In addition to her portraits she has begun painting still life and landscapes.
She and Larry now paint and teach oil painting classes together at 2 Smith Art Gallery. For the last five years they have averaged 120 students a year. Pam is a shining example of what surprises life can bring, when you least expect them.
Larry has a degree in visual design from Auburn University. He worked as an advertising agency art director and had his own agency in Atlanta, GA where he served as president and creative director for over 20 years.
Larry's first love (besides his wife Pam) has always been oil painting. In 1998 Larry began focusing more of his creative attention to oil painting. He now spends most of his days painting or teaching others with his wife Pam in their gallery in Duluth, GA..
Larry has participated in over 240 juried art shows. His work has appeared in American Art Collector magazine. He predominately shows his work in the eastern part of the United States.
He prefers to work with oil on stretched canvas. Using brushes and palette knives. His colors are bright with playful movement. "I see things in unexpected color and energy." "I love the impressionist artists, especially Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne."
Larry's work has a strong following of art patrons throughout the United State including: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
For inquiries about original art, color prints, portrait or commissioned work simply e-mail or call. To see the newest additions to the collection, call to schedule a tour of Larry's studio located in Norcross, Georgia. Or to share a cup of coffee, talk about the meaning of life, the art of art, or simply to smell the paint and see new works in progress, call or e-mail Larry.
(Bios courtesy of artistlarrysmith.com and artistpamsmith.com)