Laura Jaen Smith is an Elmira artist who is inspired by local scenes of the Finger Lakes Region.  She creates acrylic paintings and ink drawings through detailed observation of the beauty around her.   Laura is an exhibiting member of Community Arts of Elmira and the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Laura grew up in Horseheads, New York with a love of art and all things creative.  She moved and lived in Laramie, Wyoming obtaining her degrees in Psychology and Paralegal Studies.  She focused on a career in law enforcement records before re-finding her love of creating art.  After almost a decade out west, Laura returned to Chemung County.  Laura creates from her home studio in Elmira. 


  • Community Arts of Elmira (Elmira, New York)
    Oct 2014-Present

  • The ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes (Corning, New York)
    Oct 2015-Present

  • Tioga Arts Council (Owego, New York)
    Oct 2014-Oct 2015
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