Painting by Mary Ann Smith

Mary Ann Smith - Blairsville, Georgia artist

Mary Ann Smith, a talented artist, paints birds, animals, and other scenes. Her artwork hangs in many Blairsvillel establishments and has been displayed as far away as China.

Smith, born in Suches, Georgia now lives in the Coosa community of Union County.

She says, "I have lived in Union County all my life. I started drawing with colored crayons as a toddler and just never stopped." She currently works in many different mediums.

In the Union County High School (class of '86) year book, Smith (formerly Mary Ann Davis) was named Senior Superlative - Most Talented. In her case, the old year book description was right on the mark.

Smith says she learned to draw and paint on her on. "It was something fun to do."

All of her art has a story behind it. Smith says, "The painting of 'Tommy Girl on the Skateboard' is one of my favorite pieces. Maybe I'll tell you the story about that cat one of these days."