About Caroline Louise Art
Caroline Louise Smyth, BA(hons), CIBTAC, Artist, Author
I am an Irish artist living between Dublin, Ireland and Malaga, Spain. I graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in English Literature and Spanish, and went on to train as a beauty therapist specialising as a make-up artist.
I don't fit the bill for the average artist, or even the exceptional ones. I haven't been to art-college, I only have a limited academic knowledge of art's wonderful history, I don't follow art trends and I am no expert regarding the movers and shakers in the art world.
Painting is a deeply personal experience for me. I allow my hands to be guided by emotions and senses inspired by a thought, place, experience, event that has moved me. With a concept in mind I draw/paint my interpretation of it onto the canvas.
My full-time career in the art business started in my mid 30's, painting and drawing having been side-lined to the time that remained after I worked to build up my full-time career, the automatic-pilot one I slipped into after university 'to pay the bills'. I found success in many areas which thankfully allowed me to leave paid employment and concentrate on my attention on writing my first novel, and creating my first collection of artwork. I tentatively organised my first exhibition and was humbled and amazed, at the feedback I received, and sales that I made although like many artists, parting with my work was rather difficult because each one meant an awful lot to me on a personal level.
My passion for creating images; that magical buzz of anticipation I feel when I have a blank canvas in front of me, the thrill being inspired by an idea through to its translation into specific thoughts, emotions and moments and into a tangible painting, the excitement of knowing I am creating something that never existed before I put brush to canvas, and the never-ending surprise that others can be moved from looking at my work, which is so incredibly personal to me, fills me with a joy that I can only hope will never leave me.
I am lucky to have been able to support myself through the sales of my work in the past and now have committed some of my time and experience to supporting and promoting new Irish art in Ireland and around the world through my website, social media and by organising group exhibitions for them. I look forward to this new challenge while always continuing to draw inspiration from the world around me, allowing it space and time to form into something that I can ultimately translate onto canvas for others to observe, question and enjoy.
Caroline Louise is a full member of:
Visual Artists Ireland - www.visualartistsireland.ie
And Friend of:
The National Gallery of Ireland - www.nationalgallery.ie
The Irish Museum of Modern Art - www.imma.ie
The Royal Hibernian Academy - www.rha.ie
You can follow the progress of Caroline Louise Art as I work with our supporters to promote New Irish Art at the following places from Spring 2013:
Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Tumblr, Pinterest.