Sharon Smith, a native of Indiana, graduated from Ball State University with a degree in teaching at the elementary level. After teaching, she operated her family’s retail fashion business for sixteen years. In 1995, she with her husband, Ron, moved to Waynesville and opened The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road, a B&B inn. She studied watercolor at Haywood Community College and with several professional artists. Recently she discovered oil painting and especially likes to paint plein air. Her plan is to continue to learn about this fascinating medium. Landscapes, still life, and florals done in a painterly realistic way are her usually her subjects.