Karla was born in Sydney, Australia but has 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, in particular the sea is most often her subject matter. She has a degree in Fine Art from City Art Institute (now UNSW) in Sydney where she majored in drawing and had as tutors such esteemed artists as Kevin Connor and Alun Leach-Jones. She has more recently turned to painting using acrylic, water colour and gouche, working mostly from photographs and sketchbook drawings and en plein air on her travels.  Karla makes work based on the landscape sometimes pushing more towards abstraction, working vigorously using memory and the immersive act of painting itself to create feeling rather than a realistic interpretation of her subject.

Her work is held in private collections worldwide. 

Currently her work is available via Saatchiart and her Instagram page or please send an email to kvwest@protonmail.com.

Instagram page karla66.

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