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I am a landscape and portrait painter from upstate New York. I am married to my wonderful wife Erin and we share our home with our rascally chocolate lab Sargent.


Plein Air Painters - Southeast

I’m super proud and honored to be the newest member of PAP-SE (plein air painters of the south east)!

You have to be recommended to be considered. That in itself is such an honor to be considered by all of these wonderful pro artists.


Feeling Thankful,


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North Carolina Workshop

40+ blocking the pier!


The Aberdeen NC workshop is right around the corner. This will be a great opportunity to work together on Plein Air Concepts.

Info: ‘Plein Air Concepts’ May,2-4  Aberdeen, NC hosted by the Artist’s League of the Sandhills

Click to sign up: WORKSHOP



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Oil Painters of America

Old Timer 24×18″ plein air

I’m privileged to participate in the 26th annual juried exhibition of traditional oils for the Oil Painters of America. This prestigious event is at the Eisele Gallery in Cincinnati Ohio. I lived in Cincy for several years and am sure this will be a fantastic exhibition.

‘Old Timer’ above will be included in the show.

For more info: OPA



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Free Demo!

chad smith plein air demo wilmington

Wilmington Demo

In support of my upcoming workshop at the Artists League of the Sandhills I will give a free demo Monday April 17th at 2pm.

Come join us!




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Southern Light

Eno River Sunset 24×20″ plein air

I am thrilled to announce the opening of my one man show at Eno Gallery in Hillsborough, NC. The exhibition will include 20 new plein air works plus one bonus large studio painting of the above Eno River Sunset at 40×30″.

This body of work explores the Piedmont/Triangle area where Erin, Sargent and I live and explore. There is a wide variety of subjects from barns to boats and towns to trails.

  • Eno Gallery: 100 S. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
  • April 28th, 6-8pm
  • Call for details: 919-883-1415

I hope you can join us!


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Autumn in North Carolina


Autumn Morning 20″x 16″


Artist friend Jeremy Samms invited me up to paint in western North Carolina for a few days. We had a great time of painting and fellowship, despite having to fix a flat tire on a farm in the middle of nowhere.

Autumn Morning was painted near his folks place on a great little farm there.



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Blessing in Bath County

The Homestead 24x20" Plein Air

The Homestead 24×20″ Plein Air


“The Homestead” was painted during the Bath County Plein Air Event. This amazing resort seems the heart of the Bath County area. My gracious host introduced me to this area and in the end purchased “The Homestead”. It was a great blessing for them to invest in the painting but even more so to spend time with a wonderful christian couple.



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“Mr. Doherty” @ Bath County Plein Air

Mr. Doherty 20x16 Plein Air

Mr. Doherty 20×16 Plein Air


This 20×16″ was painted over a couple hours during the quick draw at Bath County Plein Air. Steve made a fairly good model as he was absorbed in his work and didn’t move too much. It was a lot of fun painting under cover during a rainy day paint out.


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Judge Paint the Town Cary, NC



En Plein Air Banner 2016


I am honored to co-judge the Town of Cary’s 3rd annual Paint the Town En Plein Air!

3rd Annual en Plein Air Silent Art Auction and Gala
Friday, June 10, 6-9 p.m.
Cary Arts Center

For more information about En Plein Air, please email Jewel Kichak or (919) 460-4972.


Come join us for an inspiring evening of art!


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Judging Artists League of the Sandhills



I am honored to judge the Artists League of the Sandhills annual members exhibition in Aberdeen NC.

The exhibit opens Sunday, June 5, with a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the awards presentation at 5:30 p.m.  The public is invited to view this beautiful show featuring the artwork of all members of the Artists League.

Location and contact info:

129 Exchange St.Aberdeen, NC  28315



If you’re in the area please join us!


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