Lucy Ellen Smith is a fine artist, specializing in portraits, the figure, and still life paintings. Graduating from college with a degree in art, Lucy has continued to paint and study, striving to  incorporate classic drawing and painting skills into her own style of work. She has exhibited throughout the Midwest and New England, and her work  has won awards at  numerous juried shows. She is now teaching classic drawing skills as well as portrait and the figure several times throughout the year. Lucy is relocating to Chicago, Illinois this summer. She has enjoyed the beauty and lifestyle of Maine, and it's supportive network of artists and cultural activity.

Where in Maine to see Lucy's Artwork

Casco Bay Framing
Portland, Maine
Pastel portrait of "Elizabeth"

North Gorham Library
2 Standish Neck Road, (North) Gorham, Maine
Pastel portrait of Fran, "Reading by the Window"

Walker Memorial Library 
800 Main Street
Westbrook, Maine
Watercolor: "Autumn Bouquet"



Articles about Lucy

Best of Show award 2006
Article about 2nd place award PPOM juried show 2009 [09AmJournChef.pdf]
Gorham Times article about classes at North Gorham UCC Church [09GorhamTmsClass.pdf]


• BA degree in art from Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio
• Continued studies at: The Art Institute of Chicago; Palette and Chisel, Chicago IL; American Academy of Art, Chicago IL; Richard Halstead Portrait Painting classes, Evanston IL; Daniel Greene portrait and figure workshop, NY.; Henry Yan Figure Drawing and Painting Workshop, Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, IL

Past Exhibits


Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM) International Juried Shows 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012; Prelude to Spring 2006, Rivertree, Kennebunk;  Retinal Delights, 2006 USM Gorham; PPOM Members’ Show Spring 2005, Summer 2006, Fall 2007; Fall 2008; Westbrook Warren UCC Church 2006, 2007; Bangor Art Society 28th Juried Show 2008; Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried show, 2008; PPOM Member's Show, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockport, ME, 2009; PPOM Member's Show, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME, 2009; PPOM Member's Show, Boothbay, ME, 2010; IAPS 2011 WEB Exhibition; Union of Maine Visual Artists Member's Show and Auction, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland Maine, 2012; 2013 PPOM Members' Show, April/May, Art House Picture Frames, Portland Maine.


Solo show Oak Park, IL, Library, 2001; Solo show Sultzer Library, Chicago, 1996; Members’ show Palette & Chisel 2002, Chicago; Pastel National Juried Show 2006, Wichita, KS; Fourth Presbyterian Church Member's show, Chicago, IL, 2010


Upcoming Events

Website under construction

This website is currently under construction and does not show Lucy Ellen's complete selection of artwork. To obtain information about recent pastel paintings or drawings please email


Drawings Available

Figure Studies and other drawings in vine charcoal, graphite, and conté crayon by Lucy Ellen Smith are now available for sale. Contact Lucy at for prices and more information.