Approved: 16.08.2006

Carol Hosking-Smith

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts My main motivation for painting is colour. Colour for me is a direct experience which expresses my emotions and spiritual aims. I work intuitively, creating lyrical, improvised, non-contrived, images of colour and form. A balance between spontaneity and thought-provoking compositions; between intuition and inspired calculation. I am fully committed to abstraction in my paintings. My aim is

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  • Location: St Ives, South West
  • Contexts: Studio practice
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: 2d, abstract collage, abstract painting, works on paper
 

Artist Statement

Concepts My main motivation for painting is colour. Colour for me is a direct experience which expresses my emotions and spiritual aims. I work intuitively, creating lyrical, improvised, non-contrived, images of colour and form. A balance between spontaneity and thought-provoking compositions; between intuition and inspired calculation. I am fully committed to abstraction in my paintings. My aim is to create in each work a unique expression, only occasionally working in series. The outcome of a painting can be a surprise, and this element of surprise combined with a freedom in creating, keeps me excited about the act of painting. At the same time I use abstraction to evolve my own language of poetic expression. Influences Open spaces; weather conditions; the sea; St Ives modernist artists; American and French abstract expressionism; Japanese and Chinese art and design; music and dance Career path Studied at Central and St Martin's School of Art, 1973-77. Chelsea School of Art, 1986-8,studied Design, Textiles, Interior Design and Fine Art. Worked freelance as painter, illustrator and designer. Sold designs and paintings, worked on commissions in UK and abroad in America, Italy, France, Germany and Japan Recent exhibitions and galleries: Mixed shows at Open Space Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall, and Edgar Modern Bath. Galleries in St Ives: the Plumbline Gallery, the Corner Stone Gallery, the Gallery on the Square and The New Craftsman Gallery. Also exhibited in the Open Space Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall since it opened in 2008. At present I am exhibiting as a full member at the Penwith Gallery St Ives, on ongoing mixed shows.  

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions

2021-22 The New Craftsman, St Ives Mixed Xmas Show

2022 cont. The Penwith Gallery, mixed Shows

2018 - Solo Show, Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 

2012 - Solo Show, Salthouse Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

2003 - Open Studio, Stoke Newington House, London

1995 - Solo Show, Museum Street Gallery, London WC1

Group exhibitions

2018 -  Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth Image

2018 - Cello Factory London, mixed Penwith members show

2018 - Cheltenham Arts Centre, mixed Penwith members show 

2014-19 Group shows, The  Penwith Gallery

2014 - Made full member of Penwith Society Gallery

2013 - Winter Mixed Show, Porthminster Gallery, St Ives

2012 - New Beginnings, Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

2008 - -2010, Open Space Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall

2008 - -2010 Porthmeor Group Show, The Crypt Gallery, St Ives (since 2004)

2008 - Mixed Show (Muse), Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath

2006 - - 2012, Gallery on the Square, St Ives 2006 - Mixed show, Vitreous Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

2004 - -2011 Exhibition of members work, Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

2003 - Summer Light, Falmouth Arts Centre, Falmouth, Cornwall

2002 - -2004, Cornerstone Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

1999 - -2002, Hanging Space Galleries, London W1 and N16

1997 - Battersea Arts Fair, London

1997 - Walton Street Contemporary Art Gallery, SW3

1996 - - 2002, The Plumbline Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

1993 - Argile Gallery, London W11

1992 - Tabernacle Gallery, London W11

1991 - Candid Gallery, London N1

1990 - Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany

Publications

2018 - Portraits of the Artists, Penwith Society of Arts, by Michael Carter