Iconic Carroll County landscape painter Laura Smith recently won a competition through the Douglasville Arts Council. She was granted thirty spots with the ArtPop Street Gallery which features her on several Atlanta area billboards. The painting which was entered for the contest was the Carrollton Train Depot. Laura tells us with much excitement, “For a year travelers will see my painting on several digital billboards, MARTA trains and station kiosks, and at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.”
Laura has painted many iconic Carroll county locations, including the former Maple Street Mansion, Corner Cafe, Adamson Square, Taco Express, Little Gem, and UWG. Laura says, “In 2017 I picked up a paintbrush on a whim and joined an acrylics group at the local recreation department; there I discovered the palette knife and there the passion was born.”
Laura focuses on urban landscape, which includes alleys, bridges, and street scenes. She is a member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, the Newnan-Coweta Art association, and the Carrollton Artists Guild. To see Laura’s work please click here to visit her website.