Carol Hosking-Smith – Penwith Society of Arts Gallery

21 June to 21 July
Penwith Gallery, Back Road West, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 1NL
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An Exhibition by Carol Hosking-Smith

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’.


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Mon-Sat, 10am to 5.30pm

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