My name is Mary Victoria Smiley, but I have been "Torrie" my entire life and now sign and certify my work by just the one name. I am orginially from West Texas, now living and painting in the foothills of North Carolina. I am primarily a self-taught artist who paints using oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. I have become known for my different renditions of pears, ranging from realism to colorful impressionism. I am a Juried Artist and my award winning Martini Series is a fan favorite. Thank you for stopping by and viewing my work.