wini-smart-in-veniceWini Smart, an award-winning artist, has been painting professionally for over 50 years. Her paintings have been shown in major museums and galleries along the East Coast and are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad, in England, Europe and South America.

The artist divides her time between studio-homes in Maine and Florida and goes on several painting trips during the year, often with her artist daughter, Gail Cleveland. Her working hours are spent painting plein-air or in her studio.

She has a fondness for islands and often finds inspiration at her two locations. The Smart Studio galleries can be found in Northeast Harbor, on Mount Desert Island, Maine and  in Boca Grande, on Gasparilla Island, Florida.

Wini is fascinated by the effects of light and the beauty found near the sea. She also loves flowers and her gardens become subjects as well as the wildflowers that bloom so abundantly near her Maine studio. Wini lives with her husband Fred Quackenbush, their dog Lily and cat Callie, who also has been the subject of several paintings.