Keeping Up With Kay

Team K is sitting here around Kay’s dining room table.  The winter picture window view to the outside is ready to paint.  However, we are here today to work and develop Kay’s blog.  

We are also thrilled about the upcoming February 8 date at the Pritzker Library.  For more info go to the link below.

http://kaysmithartist.com/Kay-Smith-2-8-14_Live-Event.htm

See Kay with her watercolor painted during the Clinton Bus Tour, 1992 in Vandalia, IL.  Can you find the artists in the foreground of the painting? 

 

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About Illinois Artist Laureate Kay Smith

After completing my studies at the School of the Art Institute, I worked as an illustrator. As the 1976 Bicentennial approached there was a fever of interest in American history. In 1971, I was asked to illustrate a book on the American Revolutionary War period which required me to travel to historic locations to paint the actual scenes. As my travels crossed and crisscrossed the paths of the patriots, I entered their lives and was forever caught in the inescapable skeins of history and was thrust into the role of historical painter. What began as a single assignment has grown over the past 40-plus years into the largest collection of American historical-site paintings ever created by a single artist. To see these historical works and to learn more about The American Legacy Collection, please visit my website at: www.kaysmithartist.com. The American Legacy Collection is a dramatic panorama of this country's historical places and its defining moments. My original watercolors chronicle 500 years of the American experience and preserve with an artist's palette our American heritage.

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