another creation………..

  • March 11, 2013

I would like to log and analyse a creation a day. When I master the art of uploading photographs, I will enter into ,”A CREATIVE BLISS” period when I would like to log and update a painting a day for the next year. Hope to share my life’s existence with you as I begin to creat this period, Happy inspirations to you all! :}

Boondocks help an event for Big Pine Academy Today!

  • February 17, 2013

I wish it was’nt such a cold day here, as the school event was a purposeful thing and we all really wanted to raise awareness and funding for the future of Big Pine Keys school and it’s future. There was a nice turn out but my family and myself could’nt stay as the girls have been running 100t fevers and well that just would’nt be very nice. Anyway for those I did’nt get to talk to, I’m sorry we will have to wait until the next event or even e-mail me if you’d like, I check it every couple of days!!! Thanks to every effort and everyone who came or contributed as it was a wonderful event with a lot of Happy Faces I’m lookin’ forward to the next event, with love to the community, :} julie

“Cudjoe Key” by Julie A. Smiley

  • February 13, 2013


“Cudjoe Key” by Julie A. Smiley

Meet the Artist

Cudjoe Key is dear to my heart, as well as the rest of the keys. But this area, the Lower Keys is mine to call home.  My love for the people helped me create this piece. Just a way to thank this community as well as Big Pine Key Academy. In the future I shall hope to do more .

Energetic and free-spirited, Julie Smiley is a painter with a positive outlook on life which serves as the foundation of her unique brand of art. Her body of work features lush tableaux of flowers in bloom, sinewy figures, serene landscapes, and curious abstract portraits. Her approach is decidedly impressionist with distinctive strokes of paint infusing each image with a vitality and spirit. Smiley displays a passion for color, using a distinctive palette that relies heavily on pastels accented by deep hues of violet and indigo. The emotional effect is quite palpable, one can feel the positivity radiating off the painting. “I caress onto canvas what I feel in my heart,” she explains. “Color excites me; therefore, I create what’s in my ‘Mind’s Eye.’”

With her youth spent exploring the natural surroundings around her childhood home in Iowa, Smiley learned to tap into the beautiful, all-encompassing energy of nature. In her creative life she explores this pure energy on her own terms. Smiley has exhibited her paintings frequently since 1978. She currently resides on Summerland Key, Florida.

“Music to My Ear” By Julie A Smiley

  • February 12, 2013

Music to my ear


Hello, it’s new and I am so happy to be bloggin, and noggin around the new site for smileyjartstudio!!!!! Thanks to all that have backed me for years and know and love, whom I am. It is with humble spirit that I am here.

Well the Anne McKee event didn’t go as projected, I am a return donator from 2007 and after much time and deliberation as to what to represent me, [being back from 4 years away] I gifted a painting called, “Music to My Ear”

My name tag was Jane Smiley, the newspaper is Jane Smiley and the auctioneer didn’t have a thing to say about me so nobody took notice as well as being 58 out of 60, I guess I didn’t donate much to the cause. I donated heavily by borrowing the money to get into the event that cost my husband 30.00 and our two children 10.00 a piece. They wanted more but we just don’t have it. Really!!!!So basically we spent almost more than we donated and I lost a marvelous painting for nothing, how sad to all concerned. I will donate again and I believe in artists supporting artist but please oh please be more careful, for no one will ever know of my art, as Jane Smiley, she’s a writer and I am an artist . Well out of site for now stop by to read the blogs again soon, peace………….:}