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Nadia Smith

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 Every stroke of the paint brush releases an emotion, an unspoken word. I paint to speak what is at the root of my soul and I want to share these thoughts with others. Art allows me to escape this world of uncertainty. My work is often a reflection of the moods that everyday life brings, the joy of accomplishments, the satisfying feeling of love, the contention with struggles. My medium is normally acrylic but I do not wish to be confined by one. I have delved into mixed media, incorporating clay into some of my pieces. I love semi-abstraction, the human figure and nature. I paint until I feel a sense of calm in my soul, a sense of contentment. For me art is life! 

Butterflies Emerge Art by Nadia Smith

Artist Bio

Nadia Marie Smith is a Bahamian Artist and Art educator whose profound love for the arts was discovered from a tender age as she drew anything in sight. She is a progressive educator who has used her skills of innovation, organization and creativity to inspire others while crystalizing her personal passion for the arts. The recurring themes of her work are spiritual, emotional and expressive. Nadia’s inspiration for her pieces is a combination of the mood and experiences life brings her way, the good, bad and indifferent. Her expressive and semi-abstract acrylic paintings shows her emotional internal struggles with love, hurt and spirituality. Her Caribbean influence is evident in the vibrancy of her colors. Her artwork is mesmerizing, capturing the human figure, moods of everyday life and the beautiful nature that surrounds her. Her sceneries capture the beauty of The Bahamas. She continues to allow her talents to flow on the canvas because for her, Art is her escape!

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She acquired her tertiary education from the former College of The Bahamas, now University of The Bahamas, receiving a Bachelor in Secondary Education (Art) in 2007. In 2015, Nadia Smith attained a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Learning and Leadership from Barry University. She was awarded National Teacher of the Year (2012-2014) and after teaching for fourteen years was appointing as Acting Subject Secretary in 2021. She has shown her expressive paintings in venues such as the Central Bank of The Bahamas (2008 and 2016), Summer Junkanoo Festival (2010), The Public Treasury (2013), The Ladder Gallery (2011), The Bahamas National Trust (2010-12) and John Watling’s Distillery (2016). 

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