Carol Elliott Smith

Besides painting, I spend a lot of time gardening and have a collection of over 30 Japanese Maple trees.  I paint them occasionally and also my roses, and many other plants.  I paint landscapes mainly from photos that I use my computer screen to enlarge.  My studio is above my garage, so between gardening and art, I have a wonderful choice in whatever time I have to use.

  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
Artist Bio

As an artist I believe that each artist sees things that no one else sees in quite the same way.  

The individual artist shares a personal vision in their art and the viewer is able to see something through someone else’s eyes.  

All of this “conversation” between the artist and the viewer is what art is about to me.  It enriches everyone’s life in some way.

Materials used to create my art include transparent watercolor, watercolor paper, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons and sometimes opaque watercolor.  My process is usually direct painting on dry or wet paper depending on what effect I want to create.  And I also have begun painting watercolor on wood using watercolor ground.

I received a B.A. degree in Art from Idaho State University in 1970 and later went back to get my teacher’s certificate in Art Education and Library Science.

I have been awarded the “Distinguished Merit Member” status in the Idaho Watercolor Society, having won awards in 3 or more annual exhibitions.

My Favorite Rose
Braided Onions
Looking Through Trees