23rd June - 21st July 2018
An Exhibition by Carol Hosking-Smith
June 21st – July 21st 2018
Private View: Friday 22nd June, 18:00-20:00
My abstract paintings are improvised. Intuition comes into play too, counter balanced by rational design.
Colour is a important part of my work, I use it freely to create my own lyrical language of poetic expression.
Since moving to St Ives fifteen years ago I have found that the day-to-day experience of living with the energy of the coastal weather conditions and the changes through the seasons has filtered into my paintings, nevertheless my work remains purely abstract.
“The Old Masters nailed colour, like a carpet tight down over forms, the abstract thought released it and its inherent power for expression became apparent”-
Winifred Nicholson. ‘ Liberation of colour’.
Carol studied art and design at Reigate, Croydon and Chelsea Schools of Art, completing postgraduate studies at Central St Martins.
From 1991, after working as a designer and illustrator when she sold work both in the UK and abroad, she decided to concentrate entirely on abstract painting.
Carol has exhibited widely in London and in more recently years in West Cornwall. She takes part in on-going mixed shows as a member of the Penwith Society. Other galleries have included the Plumbline, the Salthouse and the Porthminster Galleries, The Open Space Gallery, Penryn and more recently the Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmonth Image and the Cello Factory with the Penwith Society in London Southbank.
This is her third solo show, having had one in Central London and another one at the Salthouse Gallery St Ives.