Graphite is the only medium I’ve ever really worked hard to master. (Not that I have by any means.) For some reason it just ticks all the boxes for me as far as my need to be creative. I love the ability to focus on the detail and really bring to life the characteristics in a subject that inspire me. My drawings begin as an emotional response to what I’ve learned about that subject and I have a strong desire to document those feelings artistically.

I also love photography and am working to improve my skills and camera equipment!

Horses are my greatest passion. They feed my soul. I also do graphite portraits of other animals as well.

I have high quality limited edition giclee’ prints available of my best work on my main website www.laurajsmith.com
  • Joined: November 2007

Journal

My Trip to New Bolton Center

I just returned home early Wednesday morning from Pennsylvania. The main purpose of my visit was to see Dr Dean Richardson and present a check to him for the proceeds of the Barbaro Christmas ornaments I sold over the holidays. We had an official Check presentation and he also autographed FIVE of my limited edition prints as well! Then we got a tour of the hospital. / I only wanted to tell the st…
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Write up in Horse.com

With my graphite drawing “Barbaro – America’s Champion” I have these ornaments I am selling for a holiday fund raiser. $5 from each ornament will be donated to the Fund to Fight Laminitis at the University of Pennsylvania where Barbaro was hospitalized for over eight months before laminitis claimed his life. / I came up with the ornaments at the request of the infamous Fan…
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