Carol Hosking-Smith studied Art and Design full-time at Reigate School of Art in Croydon and Chelsea School of Art. She completed her post-graduate studies at Central St Martins School of Art in London.
Since leaving college, she was employed as a textile designer for one-and-a-half years, then freelanced as a painter, illustrator and designer, selling paintings, designs and working on commissions in the UK and abroad – in America, Italy, Japan, France and Germany. Commissions included four large collages for the Frankfurt Design Fair. In 2001, she painted on-site at a private view for an exhibition at Withers, City of London.
Abstraction has always played a large part in Carol’s work. Since 1991, she decided to concentrate entirely on abstract painting.
Since 1998, Carol has exhibited widely in London Galleries including Hanging Space, Stoke Newington and Mayfair SW3; Tabernacle Gallery W11; Argyle Gallery W11; Candid Gallery N1; Museum Street Gallery WC2 (one-woman show); Raw Canvas, Aldwich WC2 (mixed show) and a website mixed exhibition on Axis Artists 2002. Arts Fairs include Battersea Arts Fair; Commonwealth Institute SW7 and the New Designers Exhibition, Business Design Centre, Islington.
In St Ives, Cornwall, she has shown paintings at the Plumbline, Cornerstone, and Salthouse galleries, and also more recently at the Porthminster Gallery, and as a Member of the Penwith Society of Artists Carol also exhibits regularly in the Members’ exhibitions at the Penwith Gallery. In Falmouth she has shown at the Falmouth Arts Centre, in Penryn at the Open Space Gallery in several shows, and in Bath at the Edgar Modern Gallery. She has work on the Axis Artists website, funded by the Arts Council England, from which she has received commissions and exhibitions.