I was born in Sydney, Australia but have lived away for the last 15 years in Singapore and The Netherlands. Travel and the experience of living in different places is a constant source of inspiration for me and all of the places I have lived have been by the sea which is often my subject matter. I have a degree in fine art from City Art Institute (now UNSW) in Sydney where I majored in drawing (working chiefly with the figure) and was lucky enough to have tutors such as a Kevin Connor and Alun Leach-Jones. I have turned to painting in the last couple of years using acrylic, water colour and gouche. I work mostly from photographs and sketchbook drawings and en plein air on my travels. I make work based on the landscape sometimes pushing more towards abstraction. I work quickly, experiencing the texture of the paint, the movement of the brush over the canvas and the contemplative act of painting itself to create feeling rather than a realistic interpretation


My work is available via Saatchiart and my Instagram page or send me an email on kvwest@protonmail.com.


Instagram page karla66.


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