Sunset, Crumb Hill Road by Karyn Gunther SmithSunset, Crumb Hill Road | Oil on Canvas | 18″ x 5″ | Karyn Gunther Smith

Seaside FarmSeaside Farm | Oil on Canvas | 18″ x 5″ | Karyn Gunther Smith

I wish to draw attention to the natural beauty of Virginia’s Coastal Wetlands and to bring a sense of connection between individuals and the environment. I hope to heighten awareness of these fragile areas and inspire responsible stewardship. The paintings in the Wetlands section on this website are from the magical landscapes around the barrier islands and coastal marshes of the Virginia Eastern Shore. I was very fortunate to be invited as Artist in Residence by Dr. Art Schwarzschild of the Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center of the University of Virginia. Dr. Schwarzschild has promoted the linking of art and ecology through education and experiences.

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