I started studying for the Creative Arts degree in 2010, while I was living in Beijing, and I graduated in 2015.  OCA allowed me to continue to work full time and study towards a degree from the other side of the world. I don’t think there is another arts education institution that is so flexible and at the same time so professional.

My work has deepened through the use of themes, concepts and research, and I have moved away from painting what I see to creating work that expresses what I see beneath and beyond. I’m coming out of this process with a real understanding of what contemporary art is, and how to create a meaningful portfolio.

Carol Smith Portrait

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