The Art of Story…

I dont even know what I’m writing… but I have been righting…

Have I what!!

Tears on Greenstone is a remaster of a time Spaced out… I’ve gone back in time, to find things, to feel things, to find my lost dreams. I’ve created a few illusions along the way, not least, created my own beautiful illusions.

After spilling the Beans… in more ways than one, I can finally begin to understand The Art from our Dreams.

It’s a gift well recieved, It’s love. Its where I go when I paint. You could say it’s just what I needed… and thank you… vrroooom

Roll on New York – not long now

Epic!! Much love

Karina x

Tears on Greenstone (Roimata Pounamu Memorial Wall) is located at The New Zealand Army Museum in Waiouru. We stayed here in the mid 90s as Interior Design students. This was a concept from one of the students. Its the largest Jade structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

Jack and the Beans… Talk

The most outrageous sales pitch on the streets of Chicago, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Miami, Orlando and Honolulu… and wherever else we feel like screaming.

What would you scream if you could?

Where would you exhibit yourself?

What do you have to say for yourself?

Do it…

Dec/Jan 2020 – gonna live the dream. Gonna disgrace myself as best I can.

Can’t wait – Live the dream!!

Karina x

Magic said… Magic heard

What is it you see?

What is it you hear?

That’s ‘Sound Advice’ when ‘The River Jade’ is near…

How can I put this into words…

Today, for the first time in 8 years, I have absolutely no artwork leaning against the wall in the garage. None, and thats a first.

Since I started this journey in 2011, I’ve painted everywhere, including the kitchen bench. In my quest for creative dialogue… I’ve literally painted on every wall in my house (well not the one I currently live in – that’s more of a gallery really).

I’ve been looking for the perfect painting to hang on this wall. Something that said magic in a way I never could. And I’m stoked to have found it in 2 pieces.

Connection – Communication

Freedom – Love

Where to next my friend?


Karina x

Sing it like it should be…

Oh yes…

I’ve been investing everything into this dream – and right now, I’ve got one way tickets sitting in my inbox. But there’s a rocking concert to come back to so I guess that’s OK. Of course it’s OK, it’s the dream to go back… This is just a glorious aperitif.

Looking at you New York, looking at you… We’ll see you soon Lady Liberty, we’ll walk on your streets Chicago, drive your highways Ontario, delight in your treats Boston, endulge in your senses Florida and swim in your oceans Hawaii…

Flamin ell, excited much!!

Karina x

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