Katty Smith

ARTIST’S BIO
KATTY SMITH

A practicing studio artist in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Katty began her art career by enrolling for two years in ceramic sculpture classes at Armstrong University in Savannah, GA., followed by three years of sculpting at Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, FL. Never in the years of attending college and getting an MBA had she ever dreamed of being an artist.
Katty has received numerous awards in her ten years of sculpting to include best in show awards, has shown in national and international juried exhibitions and has been published in Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine. She belongs to numerous art organizations and teaches sculpting workshops.
With the female human figure as a constant subject, Katty strives to convey a personal connection to those who view her artwork with women in their lives who have influenced them.


Portfolio:

Tu Es Belle

Warrior of the Heart “Warrior of the Heart”

Warrior of the Heart symbolizes a woman's inherit trait of fighting for what she feels strongly about with her heart. The sculpture is solid built with clay and finished with underglazes, washes and Mason Stains.

The Human Plight

Artist Statement:
My ceramic sculpture, “The Human Plight”, is my commentary on the issue of overpopulation in the state of Florida, which is home to numerous species of wildlife that are being crowded out of their natural habitat. The Florida panther is a perfect example of an endangered species resulting from developing land with housing and roadways. The back of this sculpture depicts a housing development with a roadway labeled "Panther Crossing". There are currently less than one hundred and thirty Florida panthers and the main cause of their deaths is vehicular trauma.