'Hello, and thank you so much for stopping by! Back in the day, when I walked the busy streets of Amsterdam, there was a large Henry Moore sculpture - right by the waterfront - close to where we lived in the center of a simply marvelous cosmopolitan city, absolutely buzzing with life. I love public art! And I always completely admired Moore's sense of space and transcendence and thinking figure but at the same time abstraction. He coined the above statement which says a lot about him. Wonderful work.' '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!), how I find solace in solitude.
Nothing excites me quite as much 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 delicious 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!