Carrie Jean Goldsmith uses various media to create both abstract and loosely representational painting, sculpture and collage with colour and tonal gradation key elements to her work. She uses a layering process, celebrating the sculptural quality of paint, resulting in a happening of sorts, the unforeseen.
Goldsmith creates imagery that is both compelling and ambiguous. She is influenced by her surroundings and her own physical and contemplative state, at times creating what she describes as autobiographies. Goldsmith's work attempts to capture the essence of her subject, seeking the balance between expressionism and informed thought.