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Sense of place is a cornerstone of Jessica Smith’s work and many of her paintings feature landscapes viewed near or directly from her farm in a mountain valley, hillside in Southern Vermont. While the profile of familiar mountains and hills dominate the her work compositionally, Smith's sparse paint application and muted color palette show the Vermont landscape through a lens unique to Smith. She says her work is a way of processing comings and goings, and is particularly inspired by the seasons of change in the mountains.