Caroline Goldsmith IPAP
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• “One Morning” Accepted into 30th Annual Juried Oil Painters of America National, Escondido Art Museum Ca.
• International Plein Air Painters - Signature Artist 2021
• “Lenaur Fall Haven” - Winner of the Best Theme Award, Gasconade Plein Air 2021
• “No Place Like Home” Second Place,Gasconade Plein Air 2021
• “Rosie” Honorable Mention, Gasconade Plein Air 2021
• “Peaking Out” Winner of the Quick Paint, Van Buren Plein Air 2021
• “Sunday Morning View” Honorable Mention, Van Buren Plein Air 2021
•”Morning Magic” Overall Honorable Mention,Oil Category, Augusta Plein Air 2021
•"Its All About the Hat" Third Place Quickpaint Steelville Plein Air 2020
.• "Fresh Spring Gorgeousness"Honorable Mention Steelville Plein Air 2020
• Juried into Bluff Strokes 2022 Plein Air competition
.• Purchase Prize "Hackard & Jones" 2020 Van Buren Plein Air competition
• Second Place "Cortoise Waters" 2019 Steelville Fall Plein Air
.• Honorable Mention "Morning Light at Wheelgate Farm" 2019 Steelville Spring Plein Air
.• Invitation to 2018 and 2019 Northbrook Plein Air Event
.• 2018 Awarded Indiana Dunes Lakeshore National Park Residency.
• 2017 Awarded Goldmoor Inn Galena Artist Residency
.• Awarded Patron Purchase Prize, Golden Hills Plein Air 2017.
Caroline Goldsmith was born in the city of Sydney Australia 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 Miadnapublishing 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.1997 Goldsmith emerged onto the 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.
Goldsmiths 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.
An important part of Caroline's development as a painter has been her continuing education, studying and applying the teachings of master plein air and studio oil painters.
She is committed to painting full-time.Goldsmith is an impressionistic landscape oil painter. She has a beautiful use of color and tonal interplay with great abstract shapes and brushwork. Viewers experience feelings of happiness and with 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. Each painting she is mindful that keeping unresolved passages is important to keep the viewer in conversation with the painting as the artist is in conversation with nature as she paints.