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Welcome to Chad Smith Paintings where I specialize in landscape and portrait painting. My approach to painting stems from academic atelier training combined with a passion for painting outdoors. I thrive on capturing the moment; expressing the immediacy of “being there.” My style is realistic impressionism with attention to drawing, value, composition and accurate color. As such you can be assured that each painting whether landscape or portrait is carefully observed and executed to the highest standards.

When painting “en plein air” time is of the essence as the light, weather, and atmosphere are constantly changing. Living in Upstate New York provides me the opportunity to paint a wide variety of subject matter in all four seasons. From rolling farm land and local architecure, to the mountains, lakes, and streams of the Adirondack Park the whole of Upstate New York is a great place for a painter to call home!  For more info on me and my  artistic background visit the about and press pages.

Commission Your Portrait

A portrait painting is a special kind of art. It can be a wonderful gift for you or your family or recognition of service in a more formal setting. Regardless, when painting a portrait, capturing the spirit of my subject is paramount. You’ll be thrilled to enjoy a life-like portrait that will last for generations when you commission a portrait today!

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-Rick