karen barnard - mixed media artist
My art has become my visual journal. It’s where my thoughts and dreams have found a safe haven.

I have found that becoming lost in the creative process is the only time that I can truly be myself.

Embedded in the creases of paper, lines of ink and layers of paint, dwell just a few of the stories of my life.

It’s also where I have been able to release many old demons and keep more recent ones at bay.

The stroke of a pen, a bit of paint and paper have given me the strength to be myself.

Being myself was never enough for some, but it is all that was ever needed.

I feel safe, content and hopeful.

I am grateful to be who I am.
I am grateful for all that I have.
I am blessed.