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.
My art is abstract in nature as I respond to each mark finding relationships of form and color. Like my passion for hiking and the thrill of exploring around every bend, each mark I make in a painting represents the possibility of a new discovery, exploring a space I have never been and could never imagine. I am inspired by the bold marks of the abstract expressionist and the harmonious compositions of the Renaissance masters. Rather than illustrating what already exists, my work expresses my reaction to the deeper, meaningful parts of life. Each painting for me becomes a spiritual act of worship and contemplation.