A native of central Nebraska, Lois Smith finds joy in the color she sees as she looks across the Nebraska landscape that she loves and it is what draws her to painting with
watercolor. Although her subject matter is diverse, the organic nature of the countryside is a constant influence.
Inspired by her creative Grandmother, she was guided to a two week course in experimental painting and workshops with nationally known artists, forming her art
background. She is Past President and a signature member of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs and a juried member of Impact Nebraska Artists. In 2015 she
received the All Nebraska Artist award by the Nebraska State Fair and was given the Citizen Volunteer Award for her art contributions to the city of Columbus.
Lois enjoys teaching art classes to individuals and groups of all ages with monthly pre-school sessions at the Columbus Public Library being a favorite activity. She is an
exhibiting member at the Red Path Gallery, Seward, Nebraska and shows her paintings through exhibits and competitions across the region. Her paintings have won awards in
regional, national and international competitions. She works out of her in home studio in Columbus, NE.