Marla Smith was born in Prescott, AZ and raised on ranches in the surrounding small town.
More than 20 years ago in reflecting on her love of the beautiful Southwest, the desire to share the once-in-a-lifetime experience motivated Marla Smith to begin a visual portrayal of scenes and events that has fascinated her throughout her life. Beautiful Southwestern skies, incredible sunsets and sunrises, and scenes of her everyday life on the ranch are what motivates this artist. Today Marla Smith enjoys communicating these scenes through her art. Her desire is that her work will show her personal vision, enthusiasm, and respect for the West, hopefully giving others a peek into her corner of the world.
The artist gathers most of her material on the ranch that she and her husband own and operate northwest of Prescott. She is grateful for the privilege of living the life of a rancher and the inspiration it provides. Her place is in the West, and she is always inspired by her surroundings.