Carol Smith is a West Auckland artist who came late in life to art and painting although this lifelong interest was fulfilled only recently. She has been exhibiting regularly since completing her Auckland University Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2009. Although enjoying experimenting with many different techniques and media, her passion is painting in acrylics on canvas where her love of the New Zealand landscape and seasonal changes has led her to create imaginative evocative paintings using a technique of layering and revealing creating mood and texture. Along with her love of landscape is her interest in astronomy and the nature of reality, time and space. These two areas of interest are the inspiration behind many of her paintings. Carol works from her home “Pathway Studio and Gallery” in the Waitakere ranges.