Carol Hosking-Smith has been based in St Ives since 2003. After studying at Reigate, Croydon and Chelsea Schools of Art, she completed postgraduate studies at Central School of Art and St Martins. She has worked as a textile designer, freelance painter, illustrator and designer, producing commissions in the UK, USA and Europe, including four large collages for the Frankfurt Design Fair in 2001.
Carol's abstract paintings on canvas and paper are motivated by colour. Working intuitively, she creates lyrical improvised works inspired by music and the energy and light of Cornwall. She has been a regular exhibitor in St Ives, notably at Penwith Gallery, Mariners Gallery, and Gallery on the Square; also at Vitreous Gallery, Truro and Open Space Gallery in Penryn.
2003: Falmouth Art Gallery
2008: Edgar Modern, Bath
2012: Salthouse Gallery, St Ives (solo show)
2012: 'New Beginnings' - Porthminster Gallery, St Ives
2016: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (23 Apr-24 May)
2017: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (11 Nov-20 Jan)