The Creatives, by Sarah Battaglia
Adam D. Smith: Taking a Realistic Look at the North Shore
When Adam Smith was a child as far back as first grade, he had to keep his hands busy. Whether he was doodling in his notebook, building model trains or later drawing floor plans for houses that he dreamed to inhabit some day, he had the desire to create things with both the precise eye of an architect and the creative mind of a painter. This precision and vision soon culminated into an artistic realism where landscapes appear as photographs on a much larger canvas.
Mr. Smith, now 33 grew up on the North Shore with the coastlines and surrounding landscape serving as a constant source of inspiration. Encouraged by his family’s passion for water and boating, he was exposed to breathtaking coastal scenes early on.
“My grandparents had a boat in Port Jefferson,” he recalls. “Being out on the boat, it provided a different view of the scenery and coastline.” Several of his works, including “Danford’s Marina,” “Pre-Season at Preston’s” and “The Bounty,” reflect his love for the nautical North Shore, particularly his native Port Jefferson. (more…)