Greg Morell of the Geenfield MA, Recorder, 03.17.2005, wrote: Laurie Smith unveils a collection of 45 new paintings at Gallery 267. "Smith has a refined touch and signature style that gently abstracts the natural world. Through the use of richly saturated watercolor paint, flowing dyes, and agile brush work, Smith works her canvas in layers of translucent color. Each piece is a geometry of gentle contoured easeful shapes that quietly charm."
"A Laurie Smith composition is rooted in the natural world where sky and landscape are apparent, yet dreamy, as if Smith were viewing the world through a colorful, misty fog or a stained glass window. Delicate harmonies of color and form are intoned. In each, the repeated motif of a central ever-present orb of light, which could be either the setting sun or the twilight moon, is central to the design....the work, as a whole, evokes a comfortable passing of colorful clouds of imaginative fancy. This is quiet work, where light and color engage and cavort in layers and texture. A pleasant tranquility of a colorful world in comfortable transition is achieved. Even the smallest of her works, simple decorative designs having the dimensions of a postal card are tiny visual gems."