Ann Smith

Ann Smith is best known for her lush, expressive large-scale watercolors. Her award-winning paintings have been exhibited by numerous prestigious watercolor societies and featured in many publications. Although she is no longer entering shows or teaching workshops, she continues to paint with passion and enjoys exhibiting her work.  Commissions are welcome. 


National Watercolor Society, California
Rocky Mountain National Water Media Exhibition, Colorado
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Arizona
Louisiana Watercolor Society National Competition, Louisiana
Taos National Water Media Exhibition, New Mexico
Arizona Aqueous Exhibition, AZ
Western Colorado Watercolor Society, CO (Award)
NW New Mexico National Show, NM (Awards including Best of Show)
Alpine Artists National Show, CO (Awards including First and Purchase)
Texas Neighbors 5 State Competition (Awards including First and Best)
Arlington Museum of Art National Competition, TX (Purchase Awards)
Dallas Museum of Natural History, TX (Best of Show)
Society of Watercolor Artists, TX (Awards including Best)
North Texas Fine Arts Exhibition, TX (Awards including First)
New Mexico Arts and Crafts Festival, NM (Best of Show)
Durango Arts Center, (Awards including Best of Show)


New Mexico Watercolor Society in Albuquerque, New Mexico (5 times)
Hoover Watercolor Society in Shreveport, Louisiana
West Texas Watercolor Society in Lubbock, Texas
West Texas Art Festival in Midland, TX
Masterworks, Albuquerque, NM
NMWS National Competition, Albuquerque, NM 2011
Durango Fall Arts Festival (twice)


Watercolor Masters and Legends by B.D. Stroud, 2016
The Watercolour Artist’s guide to Exceptional Colour, Jan Hart, 2008
Top Emerging Artists, Art Business News, Fall 2014
Two Hundred Watercolour Techniques, Quarto Press published in 2012
Southwest Art Magazine, featured artist in 1993, 2003 and 2004.
Watercolor Magic Yearbook and WM Magazine in 2003 and 2004
Splash 7, Best of Watercolor published by North Light Books, 2002
The Watercolour Artist’s Colour Mixing bible, Quarto Press, London, 2007
The Watercolour Flower Painter’s Handbook, Quarto Press, London, 2005
Posters for American Heart Association in Albuquerque, and Santa Fe, NM
Poster for American Heart Association annual fundraiser in Tucson, AZ
Poster for American Cancer Society fundraiser in Albuquerque & Santa Fe
San Juan Symphony program cover artist for 2008-2009
Poster for San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, NM


Humana and Presbyterian Hospitals, nationwide
San Juan Regional Hospital and Cancer Treatment Center
San Juan College
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Durango Cancer Center
New Mexico Watercolor Society permanent collection (two paintings)
Boone County National Bank of Missouri (purchase award)
La Fonda Hotel, Taos, NM
Public Art Collections of Albuquerque, Aztec, NM and Ouray, CO
The Oak Room at the Strater Hotel, Durango, CO