karen barnard - mixed media artist

Like many artists, I get lost in my work. I become completely absorbed in how all of the lines of ink and paint flow together. I love how the elements within each piece intertwine with each other, just as human lives often do.

I see beauty everywhere and in all things. I love rescuing bits of trash and junk. They find a special place in my work and become part of something unique and beautiful.

I put so much into each piece that it is often hard to let go of them, but I know in my heart, they are not really mine. There is a force outside myself that guides my hand. When I let go and allow myself to be guided by this spirit, amazing things can happen in my art and in my life.