Barbara “Berne” Smith is a professional artist sculptor who creates award winning Porcelain works of traditional realism which express relationships, behavior and perspective of animals interacting with their daily environment. Ms. Smith’s insights are gained from a lifetime of working with and observing animals. Owning and living on a farm in central Virginia provides her a constant window on the personalities and activities of animals in their natural surroundings that inspire her creative works. Ms. Smith is a Juried Member of the National Association of Women Artists Inc. (N.A.W.A.), Elected Member/Fellow of The American Artists Professional League Inc. (AAPL), Elected/Signature Member of Audubon Artists Inc., and Member of the National Sculpture Society.