I invite you to watch a short video: my studio, my inspiration, my process and my art
Hello - I'm Karin
I am a Swedish born, Australian based contemporary painter. After studying textile design at Sydney College of the Arts, life got in the way and I went in various directions with creative pursuits taking a back seat. I continued to study and experiment with various forms of art, from photography and drawing and eventually painting which was a 'love at first sight' experience. Although unplanned, becoming a professional artist became a natural succession after establishing a consistent daily painting practice.
I am on a never-ending journey to find new ways to express myself on the canvas with emotion and authenticity.
is a continuous play between inspiration, curiosity, experimentation, adding & subtracting, reflection, problem solving and critical thinking.
I search for balance between spontaneity and control, chaos and calm.
MY ARTISTIC PROCESS
"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art".
Almost everything around me, be it nature, travels or my everyday inpsires me. I love imperfections, organic shapes, and rough textures: weathered rock, bark, the ocean on rainy days, cracked plaster and peeling paint on old walls. My art passion is consuming, it provides me with a wonderful sense of purpose…..and a long never ending to-do list!
I work out of my private home studio in Sydney as well as my recently re-purposed and renovated large studio on our rural property at Belbora on the mid coast of NSW. In the near future I'd love to welcome visitors for open studios and events.
Endless passionate hours of learning, practicing, experimenting, reading, dreaming, exploring, vulnerability, exhilaration, frustration, failures, successes, all poured into the emotional roller coaster of creativity is the backbone of every artwork.
Each painting contains a piece of my heart, and reflects a moment in time from my life.