Artist Profile

Caroline Goldsmith


Bio / Description

Recent Accolades: • Sangamon Sun Break, juried into the Inaugural Midwest Juried Exhibit 2022 held at the Hamilton Art Center in Noblesville Indiana • Juried into Bluff Strokes 2022 Plein Air competition, held over the first week of October in Dubuque Iowa. • “One Morning” Accepted into 30th Annual Juried Oil Painters of America National Show held at the Escondido Art Museum California • International Plein Air Painters – awarded Signature Status • Three awards at Gasconade Plein air 2021, “Lenaur Fall Haven” – Winner of the Best Theme Award, “No Place Like Home” Second Place, “Rosie” Honorable Mention, • “Peaking Out” Winner of the Quick Paint “Sunday Morning View” Honorable Mention Van Buren Plein Air 2021 Caroline Goldsmith was born in the city of Sydney Australia in 1964. Goldsmith was busy creating since the age of three. Teachers reported on her love of color and line. At 18 she started her professional art career with an art apprenticeship with Miadna publishing company. Goldsmith studied fine art at East Sydney Technical College, now called The National Art School, at night while working as a finished artist during the day. Completing two years of drawing and color and design with honors. Over the next decade, Goldsmith studied life drawing and attended painting workshops with established painters in Australia. 1997 Goldsmith emerged onto the professional Sydney art scene and exhibited in juried shows winning several awards and enjoyed recognition when she was recommended to apply for membership to the Royal Art Society. Goldsmith applied in 1998 and was accepted by the North Sydney Council. Subsequently, Goldsmith displayed and sold her work at Lavender Bay Art Gallery North Sydney as an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society. Goldsmith’s art world was uprooted when she moved to USA in May 2000 with her husband and daughter. Another decade later Goldsmith joined the Monticello Arts Council and re-emerged with a successful solo exhibition of landscapes at Red House Gallery, Monticello Illinois. She rallied with other plein air painters and found a community of artists in her own hometown. She has encouraged plein air practices and gatherings of professional artists to support each other and grow as artists together through her local arts council. Goldsmith is an impressionistic temperature oil painter. She has a beautiful use of color and tonal interplay with great abstract shapes and brushwork. Viewers experience feelings of happiness and are left with an appreciation of the beauty and awe that surrounds us every day on this earth. Caroline says she expects her work to be appealing, sensitive, and have an inherent gorgeousness about it. In each painting, she is mindful that keeping unresolved passages is important to keep the viewer in a conversation with the painting, as the artist is in conversation with nature as she paints. Her work is in the Dunes Lakeshore National Parks Collection and in many private collections throughout USA, Germany, and Australia. When not traveling with her paints Caroline will take commissions and works in her home studio.