Let's meet Layane Smith!

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Let's meet Layane Smith!
At Art Social Gallery we have many amazing unique artists, but who are they ? What inspires them and what can we learn from them?

Today we interviewed Layane Smith. An artist who makes colourful animal paintings and has a great eye for detail. In this blog we will dive a bit deeper into her world of art.

Layane Smith Artist

Where are you from?

Originally from Brazil , but I live currently in Carver , Massachusetts, USA

What do you love to paint?

Animals, birds with abstract background.

Have you always been a painter?

I have been painting for over 20 years 

What do you love most about your job?

The freedom to express myself  and the peace that it gives me when I am painting .

Are you able to make a living of it?

I work as a dentist also , but I have been able to cut my time in the office to dedicate more time to paint . So , being an artist is not my only source of income

What do you hope to achieve in 5 years?

I hope to be teaching art for new beginners as a way to de- stress for them and for me ( I love teaching!!) , and I want to be selling more so I can reduce my dentist office time by half of what I do now . I hope to create  many more collections of paintings and keep diving even more into nature’s symbolism and be able to spread positive messages with my painting , having a more distinguished voice . And I hope to be marketing my art in a much more efficient way .

In what kind of space would you love to hang your art?

Any place that needs good energy or positivity, being a home , an office or even corporate buildings.

What inspires you?

The  messages of encouragement that I believe  God sends us through nature, that being a butterfly landing on us , or an animal staring at you or a couple of birds flying by . I believe the Universe  is always talking to us through nature and we just need to open up our hearts to receive those messages . And that’s what I like to paint !

What artists do you admire?

I love  Eric Robitaille, Elli Millan , and from the old masters I am a huge fan of Monet.

How do you get in touch with your collectors?

I have been finding them in exhibitions and art shows mostly . And I already have a few returning buyers .

What would your dream studio look like?

I already have a great space , but if I could change anything I would need a space with more natural light.

What has been your coolest project so far? 

I was very proud of my 1st solo exhibition in March this year when I realized I had a big body of consistent artwork big enough to fill a small  gallery , and I was happy to be accepted . I also was very proud to win 1st place in a local art festival and to be invited to be one of the artists to participate in a public project for Plymouth , MA.

Is there anything else you would like to add? 

I learned that painting can be used as a divine channel to bring messages of joy and encouragement,  and I will never stop doing it  ! This year in particular I have sold paintings that had such a special meaning for the collectors that ,when the story and the connection that they had with the piece was revealed to me , made me even get goose bumps . At the time I painted them I didn’t know why I was painting that specific subject , but there  was a higher plan in place to make them serve as a good “ reminder” of the goodness in the Universe , and that’s so special !

Layane Smith Artist
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