Maren Smay lives in Littleton, CO with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys long walks and exploring the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains with her family. She is passionate about art and expressing herself creatively.

Artist Statement:

My works are a contemplation of the struggle to rise above adversity, fear, and self doubt in order to reach my full potential and make my contribution to the world. The journey of the painting is just as important to me as the end result. As I paint, scrape, and wipe away, my process seems to mirror life with its unpredictable and ever changing ways. Similar to life, I never know what the outcome will be. I can either control the painting or learn to let go and allow the work to come alive. The process is an adventure made all the more meaningful because of the struggle.