Dinah Maxwell Smith: An Artist Combing the Shores of Time – Hamptons Art Hub Article
June 10, 2014 by Annette Hinkle Artist Profile, HAMPTONS, Hamptons Artists, Happening Now, Museum Look: East End Edition, Painting, Southampton
You could say Dinah Maxwell Smith is at home at the beach—both literally and artistically.
Not only does Smith live near the ocean in Southampton, the beach is also one of her favorite subjects, and over the years she has created countless oil paintings that reference seaside living.
But the artist does not limit her view to what she sees at local beaches near her Hamptons home. She is more interested in imagery that reaches across the Atlantic and back through time. Her paintings are populated by people and animals at the seashore and many of them evoke the feeling of Victorian-era European beach culture. And the work itself is reminiscent of French Impressionism, Smith said…
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