Carrie Jean Goldsmith uses various media to create both abstract and loosely representational artwork with colour and tonal gradation key elements to her work. She uses a process that involves a laying down of water-based colour in an almost automatic manner, followed by more informed painting with oil, allowing certain aspects of the original colour and light to show through. The result is a happening of sorts, the unforeseen and there can be an element of serendipity in what unfolds.
Goldsmith endeavours to create imagery that is both compelling and ambiguous and always with a glimmer of light. She is influenced by her surroundings and her own physical and contemplative state. Goldsmith’s work attempts to capture the essence of her subject, seeking the balance between expressionism and informed thought.