Ellie Edwards-Smith

My art is a vehicle through which I am constantly searching for the means to capture the powerful yet tender emotions akin to the human experience. I explore relationships through the juxtaposition of various textures to express a range of sentiments. Color is used to shape and define in conjunction with light and shadow. My objective is to capture an effect which will provoke discussion relative to how we all relate and connect in a multicultural society.

As an artist, I am excited by the constant challenge to grow and stretch in terms of technique, presentation and all the other intricacies that allow the viewer to engage with my paintings. This gives me a wonderful sense of satisfaction.



Selected Exhibitions: (*Solo Shows)

  • FALC Fabulous Fakes, Cary Arts Center, Cary NC, 2019
  • Hillsborough Gallery of Arts Annual Juried Show Resolutions 2018, Hillsborough, NC 2018
  • *Golden Belt Studios Pop-Up Exhibit, Durham, NC, 2017
  • *ERUUF Art Gallery “Connections” Exhibition, Durham, NC, 2017
  • Associated Artists of Winston Salem 52nd Annual DIMENSIONS National Juried Exhibition, Winston-Salem, NC, 2016
  • FALC Member Show Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Litmus Gallery Anything Goes Juried Exhibition, Raleigh, NC, 2015
  • *Installation of Artwork on loan to the Offices of the Mayor, City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 2015/2016
  • *Installation of Artwork on loan to the Offices of the Mayor, City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 2014
  • FALC Featured Artist, Glenaire Retirement Center, Cary, NC, 2013/2014
  • The Arts Center of Greenwood 3rd Annual Art of the Hunt exhibition, Greenwood, SC, 2013
  • *Exotique Gallery Featured Artist, Durham, NC, April 2012
  • *Installation of artwork – Office of the Durham County Attorney, Durham, NC, 2011-2012
  • *ERUUF Gallery, “Outside Spaces”, Durham, NC, 2011
  • * Installation of Artwork on loan to the Offices of the Mayor, City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC, 2010
  • Raleigh Fine Arts Society NC Artist Exhibition, Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2010
  • *Duke University Medical Center, Mars Galleries, “Diverse Images”, Durham, NC, 2010
  • *WHIC Exhibit “Expressions in 2D”, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009
  • Cape Fear Studios Juried National Exhibition, Fayetteville, NC, 2009, 2011
  • WHIC Exhibit “Images of Women”‘ Chapel Hill, NC 2009
  • *Durham Art Guild, “Generations”, Durham, NC, 2008
  • Juried Professional Members Exhibit, CVA Gallery, Greensboro, NC, 2007, 2008
  • Small Works Invitational Exhibit, Craven Allen Gallery, Durham, NC 2007
  • Durham Art Guild Annual Juried Art Show, Durham, NC, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2017
  • Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Cary, NC, 2006, 2008, 2009,2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018
  • Wachovia Tower Atrium Gallery, Greensboro, NC, 2006
  • CVA Holiday Invitational Exhibition, Greensboro, NC, 2005
  • Rocky Mount 48th Annual National Juried Exhibit, Rocky Mount, NC, 2005
  • Healing Arts Exhibit, Juried, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2004
  • *Madeline Gutman Gallery, Elmsford, NY, 1996
  • *Community Room Gallery, Ossining Public Library, Ossining, NY, 1992

Art Associations/Gallery:
Portrait Society of America
Durham Art Guild
Fine Arts League of Cary
National Watercolor Society

BSBA Mercy College, NYS
Art Students League, NYS
SUNY New Paltz, NYS

Corporate and Private in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and South Korea

FALC Members’ Show, Eric McCray, Juror, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC 2017
AAWS Dimensions 52nd Annual Juried Exhibit, Endia Beal, Juror, Winston-Salem, NC, 2016
FALC Members Show, Leslie Pruneao, Juror, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC 2015
DAG Members’ Show, Durham, NC , 2014
FALC Glenaire Retirement Center, Peoples’ Choice Award, 2013
FALC Annual Juried Painting Exhibition, Sterling Edwards, Juror, Cary NC, 2011
FALC Member Show, John Mecham, Juror, Cary NC, 2011
FALC 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Linda FitzSimons, Juror, Cary, NC, 2010
DAG 55th Annual Juried Art Show, M. Magdalena Campos-Pons, Juror, 2009
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont, four week residency, 2008
Artist Grant Award, Vermont Studio Center, 2008
CVA Juried Exhibit, Lynne Bjarnesen, Juror, Greensboro, NC, 2008