Elle Smith is a passionate author, contemporary artist, painter, and fashionista who currently creates and resides in London, England. Born and raised in the same area, her love of all things creative began early on in life and that unwavering passion has stayed with her ever since.
Throughout her creative career, Elle has earned a multitude of art awards, including Special Recognition Awards at the All-Woman Art Competition, The CityScapes Art Competition, The "Open" Art Competition, The Seasons Art Competition, and many more. Recently, her poem "Angels Do Come to Visit" received Third Place in the 2016 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest.
As an award-winning artist with extensive expertise, Elle dedicates her time to avidly crafting custom-made paintings, celebrity portraits, motivational phrases, and even inspirational personalized poetry.
One of Elle’s inspirations for her visual creations is her love of animals. She is particularly supportive of endangered animals and serves as their advocate by giving them a voice via striking artwork.
The Way Back Home
In this collection of riveting poems, poet and artist Elle Smith takes one’s heart, mind and soul on a strong woman’s transformational journey in poetic form. With her rhythmic lines and undeniable literary talent, she invites the reader into a vibrant world of self-reflection, courage and expansion. Ultimately, Elle Smith utilizes profound symbolism and impeccable alliterative language to bridge the gap between one’s inner world and what lies outside of themselves, inspiring them to delve deep to experience life afresh. Through life’s many disappointments and difficult moments, this award-winning poet teaches the reader the importance of facing one’s fears head on as opposed to sitting at the sidelines, for this is the only true way to be freed of that self-made cocoon and become a fearless butterfly.