Welcome to Hockey Painter!

             The premier place to have a portrait painted on a hockey stick blade.

About the Artist

The Artist


Daryl Smith is a true portrait artist that works exclusively in oils. Born in Buffalo, New York in 1960, he has been involved in painting for over 40 years. He has only recently begun making his artwork available to the public. You may now commission a portrait for Daryl to paint for you. The artist prefers to primarily paint portraits on hockey sticks. Daryl resides with his wife, Denise, in North Hornell, New York.

The Art Educator


 Daryl graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a B.A. in Studio Art in 1982. He earned a Masters Degree in Education from SUC Buffalo in 1985. Daryl taught Art in the Hornell City School District from 1985 until his retirement in 2015. His philosophy of Art is a simple one... paint what excites you and makes you happy.

The Ice Crew


It was during his time working on the ice crew for the Buffalo Sabres that Daryl's artwork became specific. Always a hockey fan and player, he decided to combine his love of portrait painting with his favorite sport. Daryl enjoys traveling and meeting the players that he has painted on his stick blades. This has resulted in many great memories and experiences.

Contact the Artist

If you are interested in having a portrait done in oils, please contact the artist by phone or at his email . Or you can simply press send message.


Hockey Painter

North Hornell, New York


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Fort Erie Sports Museum, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada


Exhibition held at the Sports Museum located within the Leisureplex. December 2016 - July, 2017.

Welland Public Library, Welland, Ontario, Canada

Daryl exhibited a sample of his work at the Welland Public Library last spring. He is pictured with Marla Bestward, Coordinator of Community Engagement.


Welland Historical Museum

Daryl has a current exhibition at the Welland, Ontario Museum. The showcase of his work began November tenth and runs through March.


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