Kara Barkved is an established international selling artist, born in Montreal but has lived in BC since 1969, recently relocating from the Okanagan to Powell River. Kara has a BFA (1983) and an MA (1991),from the University of Victoria. She has studied art, art therapy and psychology, and has been involved in the arts and visual arts all of her life. Kara is a versatile artist working in different mediums, including but not limited to acrylic, oil/cold wax, mixed media. Her main interest is in Intuitive Abstract Art., Her paintings evolve out of spontaneous marks that mingle with her imagination and the influence from the world around her, especially nature, with flowing line and organic shapes. Kara’s current work is available at Arte Funktional, Nadine’s Fine Arts in Vernon, and online at Saatchi, Facebook: Artist Kara Barkved, Instagram @karabarkvedart and her website, www.karabarkved.ca She has taught classes to private individuals as well as groups, and accepts commission work.
I love the fact the the world is not as it seems. How is it that invisible things at work define our world and move throughout our universe? How does that relate to abstract art? If everything around me is not as it seems to the eye, then, my subjectively, I can express artistically anything I feel or sense. Inspiration for my art comes from nature and the world around me, and in particular the coastal environment where I live. It’s imagery seeps into my work intuitively, from the seen and unseen and onto the 2 dimensional world of my canvas.