Project Description

I am a mixed media artist and art educator living in the hills of Kalamunda in Perth, Western Australia.I have developed a strong appreciation of ‘Naive Art’ after many years of study, teaching and being exposed to a wide range of art and artists.

During this time, I have explored and experimented with this unaffected, whimsical and charming form of expression, developing my own style and approach that also incorporates concepts of Abstract Expressionism.

My subject matter explores the landscape, houses, birds, animals, nature and flowers with a refreshing and open-minded approach.

My works have a strong focus on colour, shape, texture, pattern and composition. Many mediums are incorporated into my art including ink, watercolours, acrylics, oil, pastels, pencil, paper and materials. They are usually created on stretched canvas, however I also use paper, board, fabric and recycled materials.

Education

1997- 1998 – Certificate of Art and Design
1998-2001 – Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)
2001- 2002 – Post graduate of Secondary Education

Recent Exhibitions

2014 – Makaru Exhibition, Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda WA
2014 – Cubic 27 Exhibition, Riverlands Montessori School
2015 – Guildford Grammar School Exhibition WA
2016 – Lions Club Exhibition Awards, Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda WA
2017 – St Brigid’s College Exhibition, Lesmurdie WA
2017 – Ellen Brook Art Awards, W.A
2018 – Solo Exhibition ‘Collections of the Naive’, Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda WA
2018 – ‘Because of you we can’, NAIDOC week, Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda WA

Shop Karin’s Art

A selection of Karins’s work