In the News
The Ties That Bind
Thanks to Western Art & Architecture for including us in the article, “The Ties That Bind” by Laura Zuckerman, in the February/March 2012 issue. Sharing my career with my son, Adam is rewarding and mutually beneficial.
The Bears of Katmai
The January 2012 issue of Western Art Collector includes a story about my Katmai trip with fellow artists Debbie Edgers Sturges and Linda St. Clair. On the cover is my painting “Shore Lunch.”
The February 2012 issue of Western Art Collector also includes two of my paintings from this trip.
2011 People’s Choice Award
Riverside Siesta received the “Cynthia Post Small Works Great Wonders Buyers’ Choice Award” at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK in November 2011.
2011 People’s Choice Award
Raven Rhetoric received the “Peoples Choice Award” at the Western Visions: Miniatures and More Show & Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on September 16, 2011.
The Studio by Barbara Coyner
The May/June 2011 Art of the West magazine features an article on my studio. I must admit that their invitation to feature my studio was met with a certain degree of trepidation as my workspace is quite modest and utilitarian. However, my setting and surrounding ecosystem is a perpetual source of inspiration and an extension of my studio.
Barbara Coyner says, “Wildlife right outside the window – what could be more perfect for a guy who has been known for more than a quarter of a century for his realistic wildlife renditions.”
Natural Talent by John Geraghty
Daniel is honored to have a featured written by John Geraghty titled “Natural Talent” in the April 2011 edition of Western Art Collector.
Mr. Geraghty writes, “Over these last nine years I have made a concentrated effort to follow the development of the paintings of Daniel Smith. In viewing the work of this accomplished artist, you are sharing his experiences emotionally and aesthetically, the posture and musculature of his animals personifies a time and place, a natural reaction to their environment.”
“Like Father, Like Son”
The Spring 2011 edition features a story about Daniel and Adam Smith and their strong connection.
“Daniel and Adam Smith are living remarkable lives. Both are exceptional wildlife artists, and since Adam’s childhood they have shared a strong connection as father and son that only continues to strengthen through their painting. What is remarkable is the genuine friendship between the two and the” … to read more about Daniel & Adam please click on the link below.
Daniel Smith wins Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award
Daniel Smith received the “Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award” given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit for his original painting, “Heavy Hitters” at the 14th annual Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the prestigious Autry National Museum, located in Los Angeles, CA on February 5, 2011.
The Masters Show is an invitational art show and one of the country’s most important Western art show and sale. The show raised over $3.2 million and featured nearly 276 pieces of art including paintings, drawings and sculptures from 75 of the nation’s premier Western artists.
Daniel is honored to be included in Acrylic Innovation written by Nancy Reyner for North Light Books. It is a great book for anyone interested in acrylics with valuable insight from 64 artists.
The July 2010 issue of Southwest Art features a story on both Daniel and Adam Smith – which is a first! Having Adam follow in Dan’s footsteps has created an incredible bond that is exemplified in the article.
Daniel received the “Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award” for his original “Still Water Crossing” at the fourth annual Quest for the West Art Show and Sale at the prestigious Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art located in Indianapolis, IN on September 12, 2009. “Still Water Crossing” will hang in the permanent collection of the Eiteljorg Museum.
“Duma” was selected as the “2008 Gold Medal Winner” at the The Greenwich Workshop Gallery’s SmallWorks North America Show located in Fairfield, CT on November 29, 2008.
Daniel Smith was granted the prestigious “Artist of Distinction” award at the second annual Quest for the West Art Show and Sale at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, located in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 8, 2007.
This award was presented to the artist with the best overall body of work exhibited in the show. Smith’s paintings included “Lying in Wait,” a 16″ x 32″ painting of a cougar lying in tall grass; “Frost and Fire,” a 22″ x 40″ painting depicting three wolves and “Soakin` it Up,” a 10″ x 9″ portrait of a swimming grizzly bear.
Saturation Point received the”Peoples Choice Award” at the Western Visions: Miniatures and More Show & Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on September 18, 2008.
The 20-year anniversary issue of Art of the West honors Daniel Smith as one of their choices among 21 artists as a future Master Western artist. Smith replies, “Thank you for your vote of confidence by selecting me as a potential future master. I am humbled by my inclusion and feel truly blessed to be able to make a living at something I love. It’s a privilege to be able to share my experiences, vision and passion with so many.”
To learn more about this issue or to subscribe to Art of the West, please visit their website – www.aotw.com
Art of the West Magazine – November/December 2006
Daniel Smith: The Evolution Continues by Sara Gilbert
Thank you to Art Of The West Magazine for allowing us to reprint this article.
Read the Art Of The West Magazine article.
Wildlife Art Magazine – March/April 2006 issue
Daniel Smith: A Study in Versatility by Michael Scott-Blair
Thank you to Wildlife Art Magazine for allowing us to reprint this article.
Read the Wildlife Art Magazine Article.
Sporting Classics magazine – January/February 2005
Daniel Smith: Nothing Less Than MAGIC by Dave Cady