WHEATLAND — Evelyn Smith is Platte County Art Guild’s artist for the months of May and June. Her work is on display in the window of Dance Wyoming.
Smith’s art is inspired by the fact that she is surrounded by nature, having lived on a ranch or farm most of her life. Her deep appreciation of nature is evident in her work and detailed painting of wildlife and Western landscapes.
A painter for the past 37 years, Smith has won many awards for her work, which can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States. She also painted the ornament that depicted the Fort Laramie National Historic Site on the 2007 White House Christmas tree.
Smith paints mainly in watercolor media but also uses acrylic, oil and pastels. Her deep ties to southeastern Wyoming reflect strongly in her subject matter. Tractors, silos, livestock, native wildlife and landscapes are all prominently featured in her art.
Smith’s personal life is well-rounded. She and husband, Gabe, have two children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming and has been enjoying sewing, gardening and traveling since she retired from teaching.
Smith’s work is on display at Dance Wyoming, 861 Gilchrist in Wheatland, for May and June. Many of her paintings and prints are for sale and she welcomes commissions.