KATRIN SMITH
MODERN ART FOR CONTEMPORARY SPACES

Welcome to my online gallery of original contemporary abstract art and original one-of-a-kind hand pulled fine art prints.  

My professional artwork practice focuses both on painting and fine art printmaking.     I love and am drawn to the abstract because it has the power to provoke our thoughts and push the limits of our imagination.   I like to work intuitively in the present moment - there's never a plan.    My art reflects the sum of my experiences and what emotions I'm feeling on a given day translated onto the painting or printmaking substrate using a variety of mixed media techniques.    In many of my artworks you'll see elements of both precision and chaos and the tension that creates.    But mostly I create textured surfaces for organic and geometric forms punctuated by random mark making.   What I am known for and what distinguishes me from other artists is my use of high gloss black and coloured lines usually the last layer of the artwork.    

Please visit my artwork portfolios and enjoy !

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS !    Updated May 10, 2022

 

Many artists have been busy in their studios creating new artworks throughout the COVID pandemic for purchase through their online portals.   Now that in person art exhibitions have returned across Canada, there is renewed enthusiasm to apply and exhibit in these familiar exhibitions with loyal patrons.   

 

September   2022

GLEBE FINE ART SHOW

This wonderful art show is back after a two year hiatus due to COVID.   This a very popular and well attended show.  I will update this posting with dates and times as they become available. 

 

 

September 13,  2019

GLEBE FINE ART SHOW

This weekend come and enjoy the 14th annual Glebe Fine Art Show on September 14 & 15 from 10 am to 4 pm.     I will be joining 33 other local professional artists who will be displaying their newest artworks for sale.   Admission is free and don't forget to fill in a ballot for the fabulous door prizes donated by local businesses and participating artists!

 

            

 

April 26-28, 2019

INSPIRATIONS

The artists of the Manotick Art Association have been busy creating new works of art in preparation for their annual Spring Show.   Over 40 local artists will be displaying works in watercolour, oil, pastel, and acrylic as well as photography, marquetry and glasswork.

I will be exhibiting new mixed media abstract artworks a well as new original solar plate etchings.

The show will open on the evening of Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm with a Vernissage featuring wine, music and tasty morsels.  This is always a very popular event and at just $10 tickets always sell out.   Entry to the show is free on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28th from 10:30 to 4:30 pm.  

The venue for the spring show and sale is the Manotick Curling Centre, 5519 South River Drive in Manotick and there is plenty of free parking at the Centre and on the surrounding streets.

 

 

March 12-31, 2019

DREAMS OF SPRING

Four artists of the Foyer Gallery Artists Association are exhibiting new works in the exhibition Dreams of Spring from March 12-31, 2019.   Katrin Smith will be featuring her abstract acrylic paintings and original solar plate etchings.  Ron DeVries will feature his photography and Margaret Chwialkowska will exhibit new oil paintings in spring colours.   Terry Cowan will display acrylic paintings and painted rocks from eastern Canada.  Join us for an artists reception on Sunday, March 17 from 1-4 pm.  The Foyer Gallery is located at the front entrance to the Nepean Sportsplex at 1701 Woodroffe Avenue.

 

     

 

                                     

 

May 3-June 17, 2018

7th INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE PRINT BIENNALE

I will be one of 100 artists from 20 countries exhibiting over 260 miniature prints in this year's International Miniature Print Biennale sponsored by the Ottawa School of Art.   The maximum dimension of the print image is 10 x 10 cm while the print matrix can be no larger than 20 x 20 cm in size.   This biannual exhibition is open to all professional artists using generally accepted graphic techniques.  Prizes are awarded in the categories of intaglio, relief, lithography, new media and public's choice.  The exhibition is located at the downtown campus of the Ottawa School of Art at 35 George St. and the Opening Reception is Thursday, May 3 starting at 5 pm.

 

SOLD

 

 

APRIL 13-15, 2018

INSPIRATIONS ART SHOW & SALE

I will be one of 50 local artists exhibiting in this year's INSPIRATIONS Art Show & Sale sponsored by the Manotick Artists Association.   Members have been busy for the past few months creating new artworks in watercolour, oil, pastel and acrylic, as well as printmaking, photography, marquetry and glass.     The show will open on the evening of Friday, April 13 at 6:30 pm with a vernissage featuring music wine and tasty morsels.   Tickets for the vernissage are $10 and sell out every year !   Entry to the show is free on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 to 4:30 pm.  The venue for the Spring Show and Sale is the Manotick Curling Centre, 5519 South River Drive.  There is plenty of free parking at the centre and on the surrounding streets.

 

                     

                SOLD                                                                                                SOLD

 

 

NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 31, 2017

GREAT BIG SMALLS XIII

 

VERNISSAGE:  Thursday, November 30    6 to 9 pm

I am one of the artists at Cube's 13th annual show of small works with BIG heart.  Featuring over 50 artists, find a gift for everyone on your list at a price for every pocketbook.   Start your own art collection or round out an existing one.   All artworks are original, small and suitable for any holiday tradition you celebrate.   Come meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Thursday, November 30 from 6-9 pm.                   

                    

 

NOVEMBER 7-26, 2017

HOT OF THE PRESS !   SOLO SHOW

In this solo art exhibition I shine a spotlight on the centuries old practice of fine art printmaking.   Each print is an original work of art - the culmination of creating a plate, the inking of that plate and an impression of that plate on paper using a printmaking press.   Join me on Sunday, November 12th for the Opening Reception at the Foyer Gallery (1701 Woodroffe Ave at the Nepean Sportsplex) from 2-4 pm.    Hot Off the Press runs from November 7-26 and gallery hours are:

Tues - Wed   10-1 pm, 6-9 pm

Thur-Fri         9-3 pm, 6-9 pm

Sat-Sun         10-4 pm

 

             

 

                        

TURN A PAGE    SOLD                                           MEMORIES 2     SOLD

 

      

ICEBERG    SOLD                                                   IN THE PARK    SOLD

 

                     

STAND BY ME    SOLD                                          GALAXY        SOLD

 

                

IN THE FOREST        SOLD                                    TRIO         SOLD

 

       

ATOMIC ENERGY      SOLD                                      IRON CROSS    SOLD

 

            

WOODY POINT      SOLD                                         ANGEL EYES   SOLD                                           

 

 

   

          

My schedule of 2019 Exhibitions is listed below.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a message under the "Contact" heading.                                                    

 

GALLERY  REPRESENTATION    

Galerie d'Art Le Luxart, Montreal, PQ  www.leluxart.com                 2011-2014

 

2019  EXHIBITIONS

 

DREAMS OF SPRING                                                               March 12-31, 2019

Foyer Gallery, Ottawa, ON                                                               http://www.foyergallery.com

 

INSPIRATIONS 2019                                                                April 26-28, 2019

Manotick, ON                                                                                   http://www.manotickart.ca

 

12TH INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT EXHIBIT               June 2-August 25, 2019

Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT                     http://www.contemprints.org

 

THE TIME IS RIGHT                                                  June 25-July 14, 2019

Foyer Gallery, Ottawa, ON                                                            http://www.foyergallery.com

 

GLEBE FINE ARTS SHOW                                          September 14-15, 2019

Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON                                                       http://www.glebefineartshow.ca 

 

MEMORIES                                                                 October 1-20, 2019

Foyer Gallery, Ottawa, ON                                                             http://www.foyergallery.com

 

WALL CANDY                                                             November 23, 2019

Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa, ON                                                    http://www.helloartstudios/wallcandy

 

THE JOY OF ART                                                       December 3, 2019-January 5, 2020

Foyer Gallery, Ottawa, ON                                                             http://www.foyergallery.com

 

Updated  September, 2019