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Cassie Loretta Smith is a mixed media artist, based out of Missoula, Montana. Her work is a combination of pen and ink illustrations with paint, wood finish, or fabric, depending on the surface of the canvas. The outline of each illustration she draws is clear and concise, and in recent work, has been of mountain ridges or peaks. The shading of each piece is produced by linear, ink drawn, patterns that range in densities to distinguish light areas from dark. Through these patterns, she produces an image that often appears 3-Dimensional to the viewer. Smith's inspiration comes from a love of intense detail, textile patterns, textures, geometry, and nature.