Karin has painted professionally for over 25 years. Her genuine love and appreciation of watercolour is evident in her art. Drawing impressions from many facets of life, provide Karin with a continual source of inspiration. From mountain to prairie landscapes, forests, flowers, food, friends, bits and pieces of nature and wherever the paint and brush lead her, Karin creates unique and beautiful works of art. Her work ranges from simple, expressive watercolours to elaborate designs using pen, ink and of course watercolour.
Best known for her watercolours, her work varies from landscape to still life to figurative. Recent works explore the beautiful possibilities of watercolour and mixed media together. She has shown her work widely and is included in many private and corporate collections. She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild and the Palettes. She enjoys much creative time in her home studio in Calgary.
Karin is a much sought after workshop instructor and is known for her sense of fun and creativity. “A Little Watercolor”, her most popular workshop, was designed to share her love of watercolour in a fun, and easy to understand manner. This course is also available on DVD and in a booklet.
Her most recent DVD – Draw, Design, Paint – Design with Line – Paint with Watercolour – just released is being well received by audiences worldwide.
Karin has taught a variety of her courses in and around the Calgary area for the last 15 years. She also teaches creative sessions for conventions, retreats and business groups.
As a Teacher
Karin is featured in two popular teaching videos:
- A Little Watercolour
- Draw, Design, Paint – Designing with Line, Painting with Watercolour
Karin also designs her own courses which include:
- A Little Watercolour
- A Little More Watercolour
- The Creative Mandala
- Draw, Design, Paint – Designing with Line – Painting with Watercolour
- Watercolour – Let’s Take it Outside!
- The Lighter Side of Creating Art
- Watercolour Winter Wonderland
- Watercolour on the Go!
Teaching Locations… so far.
Karin has taught many art courses for out of town groups including: Sorrento Centre, B.C. (one week long course for the last ten years). Weekly workshops for Rockyview Adult Education (Bragg Creek). One day workshops for the following: Red Deer Arts Club, Red Deer Lettering Arts Guild, PaintSpot (Edmonton), Canmore Creative Arts Guild, Bragg Creek Artisans, High River Calligraphy Guild, Calgary and Edmonton School Board Conventions, Lethbridge Arts Club, Diamond Willow Artisan Retreat (Turner Valley); Woodlands West Retreat Centre; Kananaskis Mountain Festival (Delta Kananaskis Lodge); Agrium Corporation Company Retreat (Kananaskis); Paint Box – Cochrane; Cochrane Arts Central; Town of Cochrane – Seniors on the Bow; Waterton Wildflower Festival (Waterton Park, Alberta); Friends of Fish Creek, (Calgary).