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October 2011

Smith Killian Fine Art in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Betty Anglin Smith

Smith Killian Fine Art in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, October Skies, featuring new paintings by artist Betty Anglin Smith that explore the unique colors of the Lowcountry skyline during the change of season, on view Oct. 7 - 21, 2011. A reception will be held on Oct. 7, from 5-8pm.

The exhibition was born from the magnificent sunsets of last October. The artist is forever inspired by the beauty of the Lowcountry and the change in the skies light that happens around October. “October light is amazing in Charleston. The humidity has finally settled down and the atmosphere clears to allow for the most dramatic hues in the skies,” says Smith.

The vibrant Lowcountry skies have inspired artists in the area for years and Smith is no exception. Her large paintings allow for the action and emotion of the scenes to be interpreted through her thick expressive brushstrokes that have become her hallmark. The unique beauty of the tidal landscapes of the Lowcountry is captured in Smith’s paintings with the use of bold color. Her paintings have impact and leave a lasting impression on their audience. The artist explores the changes in atmosphere during a sunset, while transporting the viewer into the Fall season through this exhibition. Smith explains “I think that the older I get, the more fascinated and entertained I am by nature, the changing seasons and the colors they bring”.

Smith is a native of the Carolinas’ and has firmly established herself as an enduring artist in the region. After the birth of her triplets, all now successful artists themselves, Smith pursued her training as an artist and has been painting full time ever since. Her paintings adorn the walls of private collections in the area, around the country, and abroad. Her recognizable style and vibrant paintings have made her a favorite among collectors.

Smith-Killian Fine Art is Charleston’s gallery for contemporary realism and color. The gallery features works by Lowcountry painter Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets, painters Jennifer Smith Rogers and Shannon Smith, and photographer Tripp Smith. Sculptures in bronze by Darrell Davis and works in oil by Kim English are also available. Subject matter ranges from local and European landscapes to architectural works and still life.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/853-0708 or visit (


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