“To be an Artist is to believe in life.” Henry Moore Artists are creators, we find creative ways out of seemingly locked-up situations, often we are really (also creatively) bold, usually we are observant (and therein lies probably our biggest responsibility when responding to the world around us), we are often multi-lingual with quite some ease and at last, but not by far least: full of zest when we get a chance to express ourselves!
'I like to think I am a bit of a minimalist; I prefer to omit things and paint with a close eye on colours, on balance and a bit of quirk. Personally I am also quite taken by water, the empty beaches of the New Zealand coastline, our wonderful hills and the raw, and super-exciting elements. I am drawn to all that and sometimes seek to cement in my painted work (and during my I-phone excursions, which you can now find on Instagram! - button above), how I find solace in solitude. Nothing excites me more than the wonders of this wonderful (- and at times - self-composed) world!
Over the years Karin has been fascinated by the equally wonderful world of the more Gestural: Abstract Expressionism! Thus, Helen Frankenthaler is one of her many art heroes. When she was first introduced to her work only about 10 or so years ago, she immediately decided that that was what she wanted to do. As well! Experimenting with anything that lends itself, bold moves adjacent to careful ones, colour explosions paired with more empty, quieter spaces.
Absolutely wonderful creative fun.
When I am not in my studio you will likely find me in the garden where I love rummaging and planting anything native. I am super interested in more minimalist Architecture, in colour, good design and some space in one way or another to be alone, to enjoy skies, to think…! I also really enjoy teaching art, tutoring life-drawing classes, and hosting my private painting students. Commissions welcome!