Reflective Rotation

It always comes back to this…

It’s hard to believe at the time I painted this, that I painted it vertically. So often I’ve painted and rotated, that as a habit, I paint everything now in all directions, including reflections.  Which is why I never sign my paintings on the front anymore.

And like a Bridge over Troubled Water, in the centre of all things – is where we melt.

Sailing into the next adventure…

Karina x

Queena Arts

The River found

On rocky ground

What is it that you’ve seen

There’s only one way left to live

And that is

Like a Queen…

On the road to finding your bliss, you may lose a few teeth, hell, you might even lose your mind. I hope so – otherwise I’d swear I’d gone mad.

It ain’t easy being an artist… Caught in the void of creativity and communication. It ain’t easy at all… Just as well, I wouldn’t have fought so hard for it if it was.

Being misunderstood can be a blessing and rejection can be a great thing. I’d spent years pitching my art to other galleries – all the while moving ever closer to my own.

And on the migration, it’s great to have sound

Rock on…

Karina x

Thou Art, How Great…

Now that I’ve completely freed myself up for all possibilities with my art… I’d like to say, Welcome, it’s great to share….

All art is of benefit to the community in all areas of life and I’ve donated many paintings over the years, for silent auction prizes, live auction events and contributing to the fund raising efforts for many things from scholarship funds to community halls…

Some people try to tell me I can’t give away my art like that… I don’t listen to those people. I sell art too… Like every artist and every person on earth – we’re always striving to make the world a better place.

Much love, Karina x

The Journey Begins


I’m a traveling artist… pretty sure there’s a name for that, but here I am…

I exhibit artwork through Monark Gallery – my own gallery and pop up creative – currently exhibiting this month at The Queenstown Arts Centre with our upcoming exhibition entitled, ‘Elegantly Jaded’.

I could write a novel, but who has time for that!

I’m off to see the world… starting in New York

Hopefully see you somewhere along the way…

Karina x