"I want to paint another still life. I am getting rave reviews over this
Dawn Luchsinger, Twin Falls, Idaho
"I have taken art courses for years at CSI, but I learned more in one
class with you than in a whole semester at the college."
Minyard, Twin Falls, Idaho
"I have wanted to paint all my life, and received a gift of four art
classes under your instruction. Thank you for keeping me on. Your knowledge, devotion and respect have greatly
influenced my life."
Betty Clayton, Shoshone,
"I have painted on my own for several years, but since I began studying with you, Maria,
I have learned so much about art and painting that I now can go into an art gallery and see what is wrong with paintings on
display or how they could be improved. I was never able to do this before."
Joy Bell, Kimberly, Idaho
"I didn't know I could make such beautiful drawings!"
Sally Jacobsen, Jerome, Idaho
"I have been painting
with Maria Smith for two years. In that time I have seen the quality of my work improve considerably and the end
results to be much more satisfactory than I'd been obtaining before I came to her. Maria is a superb artist in the classical
style and is passionate about teaching others to be the best they can be. I recommend Maria's courses to everyone who
is serious about improving his or her drawing and painting skills."
Sharon Hayes, Kimberly, Idaho
"I was already an accomplished artist when I came to study with you,
Maria. But I have learned so much from you, not only about the medium of oil paint, but also how to make my paintings
look beautiful and lifelike with a sense of real light falling on my subject. I am looking forward to being a professional
artist - I can't thank you enough, Maria."
Eddington, Buhl, Idaho
is a privilege to be a student of Maria Smith. her expertise and knowledge of art far excels that of many teachers.
Her aspirations and goals are to expose the world of art to our community and develop fine artists. I highly recommend
Maria to any person that has a serious desire to become an artist."
Doris Watts, Retired Educator/Counselor,
Twin Falls, Idaho
"I am grateful to be a student at the Artist's Atelier in Twin Falls.
Until now opportunities like this have been non-existent in Southern Idaho. Maria Smith's classically designed program
is incredibly educational, intellectually challenging, and thoroughly enjoyable. If anyone is interested in becoming
a classically trained artist I would highly recommend this school."
Jeff Lohr, Filer, Idaho