Artist Statement & Biography
The inspiration for my art comes from life – an encounter, a moment captured or a glimpse of something undefined. I love to translate these things into created works that speak to the heart of a viewer.
My name is Cora Smith and I am a self taught artist. I established the Kyrie Gallery in 2004 to showcase my work and create a place for art in my rural area. The motto is "Art for Life" and my goal has been to produce work that touches lives and makes connections. I began doing commissioned portrait work in 1989 (it continues to be a passion for me) and around the portrait work, I began to pursue other forms of expression, including abstract art & sculpture. I value every opportunity to create!