"Immaculate Heart of Mary" is a contemporary icon by C D Smith. In this painting he has taken characteristics of traditional iconography and interpreted them with more contemporary styles of painting. The face of Mary was developed from that of the artist's wife and influenced by some favorite icons and other images. The colors were also influenced by iconography. Shapes in the halo allude to celestial bodies, sacred vessels, and botanical subjects; while background elements borrow from Our Lady of Guadalupe. The 8 pointed stars on Our Lady's shoulders and forehead represent her unique relationship with the 3 persons of the Holy Trinity. Her open hand offers us the graces flowing from her heart, and gestures toward the source of her...
Smith Catholic Art is a family art studio and apostolate begun in 2001. It is in part a response to Pope John Paul II's 1999 Letter to Artists and is our endeavor to make visual some of the beauty and richness of our Catholic faith.
The primary goal of Smith Catholic Art is to create beautiful, contemporary, Catholic art - honoring and building on tradition, relevant and aware of current sensibilities, always in accordance with Church Teaching, and created for love of God and our faith. In addition to this, we work to create new alliances and build dialogue through our website, blog, and direct contact.
Our focus is original artwork - primarily painting and drawing. We happily make prints available of some of our pieces, but we...
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