East Coast Folk Artist Harry Smith

Local Inspiration

Maine artist Harry Smith is a man of many talents. Currently Harry is living and working in an old sea captain's home of the 1860's in Maine with his wife Marsha. The home provides inspiration to all aspects of his work, due to the rich nature that surrounds him. Harry studied art at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and Washington University.

On a daily basis you might find Harry sketching various Maine objects, of wildlife or food, while also creating original designs in his studio.

Blueberry Vine Stair Tread

Cranberry Jute Braided Rug

Many Creative Mediums

Harry is also an accomplished author, illustrator, sculptor, graphic designer and miniaturist. His books celebrate some of Maine's finest qualities and characteristics, and include titles such as ABC's of Maine and Windjammers of the Maine Coast.

In addition, he is featured in "Who's Who in American Art," as well as on Early American Life's list of "America's Top 200 Traditional Craftsman."

New England Braided Trivet Set

The Beauty of Maine

Having a respect and appreciation for nature, the beauty of Maine and all it has to offer, is something that Harry Smith knows hows to capture in his work.

Maine and New England's infamous symbols are featured in these jute trivets; perfect seasonal, rustic accents for your beach cottage or log cabin. Add a taste of the northeastern United States whether you are from here or simply just love its character.


Portland Head Light Rug features Portland Head Light, located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Situated on the shore of Fort Williams Park, a true east coast landmark. A beautiful blue sky, waves crashing against the coastline and a bird in the distance will really capture your eye. Red and white of the lighthouse contrasts nicely with the navy blue trim.

Portland Head Light Rug