Part of Christy A. Smith's goal as an artist is to represent Sudbury. Her work, “start to finish” is reflective of the city, from its outlying landscapes to its remote, picturesque scenes.
When the opportunity to have her work seen on big screen came up, the local plein air painter was thrilled to further showcase the North through her Nickel City-inspired pieces.
Earlier this week, she received a phone call from the set decorator working on “Queen of The Night,” asking if she would be up for renting her work to the production.
“I hadn't heard anything about it,” Smith said with a laugh. “I didn't know what she was talking about.”
As soon as she found out her original pieces would be part of the film, she happily agreed. That same day, two members of the decorating team selected 10 pieces from the collection she has at home.
The plot of “Queen of The Night” concerns a father trying to track down his kidnapped daughter. Directed by Atom Egoyan, the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson and Scott Speedman.
“I'm really honoured and exhilarated,” Smith said.
Smith, who is known for her impressionist style, said this is the by far the most exciting thing that has happened to her as a result of her art.
“This is the biggest feather in my camp yet ... or paintbrush in my cap,” Smith said.
Now, the local artist is eager to see her work in the background.
“We have to go see the movie and watch for the wall,” she said, smiling ear to ear.