Caryn Smith’s abstract process is intuitive,  building up layers spontaneously and dissolving and scraping back revealing parts of previous layers. She uses lots of tools besides a brush...squeegies, rollers, palette knives, fingers, and adds texture with different mediums. She draws her inspiration from the beauty of nature, siphoning imagery from memory and automatism  creating a  contemporary landscape. Serene beaches,  calming seas, grassy marshes, tranquil sunrises and sunsets, windswept clouds are all artwork created by nature  that impacts our soul. She paints to connect with nature and  out of deep care of our environment.
Her impressionistic landscapes and architecture mostly of the Charleston area are colorful and painterly.  She paints en plein air or from photos she has taken capturing the beauty of the marshes of  the low country or historic street scenes. 
Her art journey  is ever evolving having started drawing as a child and painting abstracts in college while getting her degree in interior design at Ole Miss and Ray College of Design in Chicago.  She worked as a residential interior designer in Chicago and Charleston while studying with many notable artists such as John Doyle, Rhett Thurman, Camille Przwodik, Rick Nelson, Emmy Bronson, Laurie Meyer, and Billy O'Donnell. She has been devoted  to her artwork full time for the last 14 years.  Her work has been featured on the sets of several movies, shows and commercials...currently working with the show  Outer Banks with paintings in several sets such as on a yacht and in a home. Other work supplied for Google, Halloween 2018, Army Wives, Identity, and South of Hell and Inspectors, etc. . Her work was mentioned by New York Times best seller Dorothy Benton Frank's novel "Return to Sullivans Island". She has exhibited at Piccolo Spoleto Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition for 10 years,  several galleries, and is currently selling directly through her website, with interior designers and her home studio gallery in Charleston, SC. Her work is in many private collections throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. She welcomes commissions so please contact her with inquiries or to make an appointment for a studio gallery visit.