ABOUT THE ARTIST

The Artwork of Gayla Smith

My name is Gayla Smith. I have been a lifelong professional musician. Approximately 20 years ago I added artistry to my CV. Working as a musician for Carnival and Disney Cruise lines, I traveled to a lot of beautiful, exotic places. It fed  my constant need for color, sun, water and joy. Fast forward to my present reality, my creations are a direct reflection of the people, places, things and experiences I took in while traveling as a musician. As an artist, I'm admittedly not much of a rule follower. I am self taught and consider my stuff to be along the lines of folk fusion. I currently reside in the Buckeye Lake, Ohio area where I gratefully embrace my love for waterside life. I paint commissions, collections and ideas that come into my head every day. I also still gig in the area on a regular basis. Our world is complicated and I sometimes feel helpless to do anything to administer healing to it. I am hopeful, that through some of my art, you can escape what troubles you if for only a few magical moments. Thank you for stopping by and I wish you blessings. 

Small Stories about some of gayla smith's work

Duval

The story of my very first dog commission request to be given as a wedding anniversary gift. Duval is an English Lab. Sweet, sweet face and loving expressions. 

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Dragonfly

I live in a small resort area nestled around Buckeye Lake, Ohio.  There are many quaint cottages lakeside. Some have brilliant themes to them.  This painting was commissioned by a realtor friend who had a "Dragonfly" themed cottage. I personally delivered this painting and got to take in the wonderland she had created in her own little waterside paradise. It was beautiful and I was so happy to become a part of it. 

Visit the Dragonfly Here

Excuse My French

I am most grateful that I receive a lot of commissions but sometimes I just want to paint something because I feel called to do it.  I had admired so many of my Facebook friends posts of their "frenchies". Truly one of the most popular and cutie dog breeds these days. Putting them in bowties was the icing on the cake for me. 

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You Needed Me

Memo was a commissioned work to be given as a Christmas gift to a very talented art framing professional and her husband in Columbus, Ohio.  Memo was a rescue pup. He delights EVERYONE that he meets and is the love of his "parent's" life. 

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Happy Patron Testimonials

I have been a huge fan of Gayla’s original and whimsical artwork since I first laid eyes on it!! Seven of her pieces grace the walls of our beach house on Isle of Palms, SC. Only problem I have is finding wall space to buy more of her paintings ! 

Claudette S

Gayla is beautiful inside and out, with her creativity and artistry she shares her beauty with us.
She puts her heart and soul into every piece, making our hearts smile! 

Tammy Kean

I enjoy Gayla's whimsical style and can't help but smile every time I look up from practicing my guitar playing and see her  “Grape Fish” painting swimming on the wall of my studio.

Mike H

Her artwork is amazing. And the customer service is GREAT!

Esther

I love this print! It's so bright and creative. Looks amazing in my beach house. Everyone who sees it smiles. Thank you!

decoratedcats

There’s just something about my smith girl arts prints that make me smile every time I look at them. They are bright, cheery and a bit whimsical. I love them!

Lana G

Thank You Gayla Smith for gracing my walls with this beautiful piece of artwork, your talent is beyond words.

Roxanne B

Gayla Smith's artwork portrays the essence of lake life. When looking at one of her paintings the colors seem to jump from the page and bring light and joy to a room. Her paintings make you feel happy as you recall your memories of what she is portraying.

Dennis M.

FEATURED COLLECTION

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