Shaunna Duffy-Smith “Surrounding Solitude”
36 x 48 inches, acrylic on canvas
Shaunna Duffy Smith
Shaunna Duffy Smith paints New England scenes close to her heart and home. A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Shaunna enjoys creating "the ordinary landscape in an extraordinary way." She says, "My favorite places are common ones." Her work reflects a variety of areas from lush wetlands to windswept winter scenes. "I want to make people stop to really look at the beauty they are missing," she states. Influenced by her artistic mother, Shaunna’s formal art education began early with private art lessons at the age of six and continued through high school. She graduated from Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH with a studio arts degree in drawing and painting. After graduating she became an art teacher and currently teaches in the Manchester school system. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education with an art emphasis from Notre Dame College.