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International Plein Air Painters Artists Organization WORLDWIDE   Est. 10/19/01
International Plein Air Painters
2001 - 2021
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Goldsmith Caroline_ ' Fresh Springs Gorgeousness "_Oil_12x9
Goldsmith_Caroline_" Bitten by the Shadow "_Oil_11x14
Goldsmith_Caroline_" Cortoise Waters "_Oil_9x12
Goldsmith_Caroline_" Morning Light at Wheelgate Farm "_Oil_11x14
Goldsmith_Caroline_" On The Anclote River "_Oil_10x20
Goldsmith_Caroline_" Sportsman Lake'_Oil_12x9
ARTIST STATEMENT

I am an impressionistic temperature oil painter. A beautiful use of color and tonal interplay and great abstract shapes and brushwork are important to my work. I want viewers to experience feelings of happiness and to be left with an appreciation of the beauty and awe that surrounds us every day on this earth. I expect my work to be appealing, sensitive and to have an inherent gorgeousness about it, perhaps even a touch of spice!
Recent Accolades.• 

* Third Place Quickpaint "Its All About the Hat" Steelville Plein Air 2020.
• Honorable Mention "Fresh Spring Gorgeousness" Steelville Plein Air 2020
• Juried into Bluff Strokes 2021 Plein Air competition
.• Purchase Prize "Hackard & Jones" 2020 Van Buren Plein Air competition
• Second Place "Cortoise Waters" 2019 Steelville Fall Plein Air
.• 2019 Indiana Dunes Lakeshore National Park Returning Artist Residency.
• "Looking South at Miller Woods" National Park Show "62" May-Sept 2019
.• Honorary Mention "Morning Light at Wheelgate Farm" 2019 Steelville Spring Plein Air
.• Invitation to 2019 Northbrook Plein Air Event.• 2018 Awarded Indiana Dunes Lakeshore National Park Residency
.• 2018 Juried into Northbrook Plein Air Event
.• Juried into IPAPas an Associate Member 2018
.• Juried into OPA as an Associate Member 2018.
• 2017 Awarded Goldmoor Inn Galena Artist Residency.
• Juried into Paint it Ellicott City, Invitational Plein Air event July 2017.
• 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 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.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.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.
On frequency of plein air painting.I have been painting plein air regularly since 2012. I was also painting plein air in the early 90s with my mentor. I have attended plein air events regularly since 2017, and the events are typically 5 consecutive days although there is one in Missouri that runs 12 days and I attend that each year. I do at least one a month and sometimes the entire month is a string of events back to back. 
When not traveling I get out to paint 3 days a week. So about 70% of my painting is outdoors including commission work. In colder months it is a bit less however I do get out and paint through the coldest midwest winters for shorter time frames or from the comfort of my car. 

I started a plein air painters group in 2019 and have maintained a calendar for weekly paintouts for them to encourage and share the ups and downs of outdoor painting. The group flourished in 2020 with the need for a sense of purpose and it helped many get out and see other artists in a safe environment. I had up to 10 people painting and about 6 regulars. I did this voluntary after being asked to put something together by other artists that were wanting to go out in a group. Its success and the enthusiasm has surprised me.


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Visit my website at
www.carolinegoldsmithart.com