Jamie Smith creates mixed media work that layers her memories of traveling, family stories and lost places. She began her artistic career by completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria and later receiving her Bachelor of Arts Education from the University of British Columbia.
Her work is heavily influenced by her years abroad in Latin America, living in the Middle East and backpacking around Eastern Europe. Jamie finally settled in Vancouver in 2012 to focus on her art practice. In 2014, She started an annual community art walk in Mount Pleasant called ROVE that connects locals with the artists around them. Later in 2015 Jamie founded THRIVE, a studio to support female artists.
Jamie lives, makes artwork and runs THRIVE in Mount Pleasant, British Columbia.