"There are no more things, just sensations as illustrated through variations of light through color.
I am a full time artist and was born in December 1978 in the Free State. I grew up on a farm and studied Hospitality Management. I Specialized later as a Chef, working in various 5-star establishments both locally and internationally.
I took the big and wonderful step to make my art and oil painting a full-time career in December 2014 and never looked back.
My studio is snug in the heart of the Eastern Cape where I enjoy the space and beauty to create. My surroundings are my biggest inspiration and I see a work of art in most things in my daily life.
I played with different mediums and fell in love with oils and mixed mediums, most of my work will be seen in oil. I find it to be a very forgiving and alive medium... the smells surrounding my studio when working in oils soothe and comfort me.
I am not married to a specific subject matter but rather to the use of colour, trying to push light as far as possible and to create the atmosphere I need in an art piece I create."
Kari has featured in various magazines and has been interviewed on radio.
Kari is an internationally recognised artist, her work featuring in a number of private collections around the world.
The Chris Tugwell Gallery
Robert Bardenhorst Gallery
Riebeeck Kasteel Gallery
Lucky Fitsch Gallery
Marze Botha Gallery
Lindy van Niekerk Gallery
Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel Gallery