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ARTIST STATEMENT

I aim to create interest and balance on the canvas, using energy while at the same time creating a sense of calm. I paint from memory, drawing on my inspiration and emotion; being lost in the moment is a necessary part of my process. It’s about letting go, listening to my intuition, experimenting, playing, feeling, and responding to what is in front of me. I like to experiment with anything that makes an interesting mark, such as sticks and feathers, and I love to use my hands, connecting directly with the canvas. As the painting evolves, often only a hint of the early layers are left but enough to help shape the final layer, adding character, depth and curiosity. For me my painting is finished when I find myself gazing at it with interest and calm.

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"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art".

Paul Cezanne

 
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BIO

"Senses of the real and the abstracted … inspiring both still life explorations of light and form as well as raw, abstract works, I aim to express the essence rather than the actual; I paint what I feel".

Karin is a mixed media painter, working predominantly with acrylics, also infusing the canvas with natural pigments made from ash, charcoal, rocks and sand. Influenced by her Scandinavian heritage, she leans towards a calming and neutral palette and uses texture, tone and subtle layering to achieve a sense of movement, depth and interest. Although she paints with a lot of energy she likes to evoke a sense of calm in the final output. She is inspired by her travels as well as her every day environment: the beach, ocean, bush and rural landscape. 

The main studio is located on the mid-coast of NSW, between Gloucester and Nabiac.

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EXHIBITIONS

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  • Martine Gallery 2021

  • The Toowoomba Gallery 2021

  • The Wellington Gallery, Waterloo, March 2021

  • Toowoomba Grammar Art Show 2020

  • St Thomas Art Fair 2019

  • Boorowa Art Fair 2019

  • Toowoomba Grammar Art Show 2019

  • Lindfield Art Show 2019

  • Paper Pear Pop Up group show at Corner Store Gallery , Orange 2019

  • EMSLA Still Life Award finalist 2018

  • St Thomas Art Show 2018

  • Toowoomba Grammar Art Show 2018

  • Lindfield Art Show 2018

  • Panoply Gallery, Melbourne

  • Out Of The Blue, Eramboo Creative Space, 2018

  • Pacific Bondi Beach apartments group exhibition, 2017​

  • Still and Silent Life exhibition, AK Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, 2017

  • Art For Epilepsy, Purple Day, online fundraising auction 2017

  • Lindfield Art Show 2017

  • RAVO Art Market, group exhibition, Sydney, 2016

  • Balmain Art and Craft Show, group exhibition, 2016

  • 'Thirty by Thirty', finalist, group exhibition, The Colour Trap Gallery, Avalon, 2016

  • Wenona Art Fair, group exhibition, 2016

  • ‘Art In The Hills’, group exhibition, Oakhill College, 2016

  • Lindfield Art Show, group exhibition, 2016

  • ‘Little Things Exhibition’ finalist, Saint Cloche Gallery, Paddington, 2015

  • Wenona Art Fair, group exhibition, 2014

RECENT ART COURSES/WORKSHOPS that have influenced my art

Creative Visionary Program CVP (Nicholas Wilton Art2Life) 2019, 2020

Fearless Abstract Painting Workshop, Samantha daSilva, Atlanta 2018, (zoom) 2021

The Artist's Journey 'Three Secrets of the Masters', Nancy Hillis, 2017

Bloom True, Flora Bowley, 2015