A little introduction...

So let me get straight to it and properly introduce myself… I am a wife and a mother to two mischievous and wonderfully unique children, Ivy (5) and Beau (2). I have always lived by the beach and have grown up with Sydney’s most picturesque and lively coastlines at my doorstep.

 

My surroundings constantly inspire me, whether I am at home or abroad. I have a strong visual memory and often recollect even the most tiny details - from colour combinations to organic shapes found in nature. During my High School days, I used to meticulously colour code everything to remember certain information. Nothing has changed really…

 

After graduating from the University of NSW College of Fine Arts with a Bachelor in Design (Textile & Graphic Design), I went on to have an incredible career as a Graphic Designer for 14 years, mainly working in the fashion industry. I also had a homewares bricks and mortar store with a close friend for 3 years. We sold ceramics, soft furnishings and even restored old furniture. Those were the days when 'rustic chic' was in - think lots of distressed timber and hand-painted Indian mirrors!

Still to this day, I have a love for design and especially lovingly-curated interiors. I take so much pleasure in seeing my artworks adorned on your walls.

 

It is no coincidence that my New Year’s resolution since I was young was to continue to draw. I have certainly found my passion again - stepping away from the computer and back on the tools!

 

If I am not heavily caffeinated chasing after my kids, you will find me totally immersed in my leafy green studio listening to the likes of Ziggy Alberts or Tash Sultana, imagining my signature hand-drawn vistas.

 

I love to capture vast landscapes in all their beauty using rich tones and intricate patterns. There is a lot of joy felt when I create my artworks, and I hope they evoke the same feelings optimism and freedom within you!

 

Karina xx