Hi, my name is Annai Smith and I’m an oil painter living and working from my orchard home in Northern California. Being completely surrounded by a nut orchard and having a fruit orchard in my backyard has given me a muse and source of inspiration I try to appreciate each day. There are times I long for the beauty of the wide world but recognize what a gift it is to see with an artist’s eye, the colors, the textures, the intricacies of what is right in front of me. I don’t take that for granted! I believe there is a level of spirituality in nature, in creation and creating in general.