The dazzling dreamy Artist
Meet Karin a wonderfully creative mixed media artist based in Switzerland. She holds a degree from the renowned fashion design school in Zurich and first started out as a jewelry designer with fellow Doyenne Ann Perica.
She loves to work with different materials and techniques - doing paintings, illustration, calligraphy and graphic design. Elements of earth, water, air and fire are very important and dominate her creative artwork. She is best known for her creative artwork she draws on surfboards and we looove them. Read all about this Doyenne, where she finds inspiration and what she finds most challenging about being an artist.
For our readers who don’t know you yet, tell us a little bit about yourself, where you’re from and what got you here?
Growing up on the countryside as a kid I felt very privileged. After my apprenticeship as a commercial clerk I graduated from fashion design school, and later I started to work in an interior design studio in Zurich.
Drawing and painting was always a big part of my life. Through a good friend of mine I started painting on surfboards one day and I liked it a lot! I discovered a new passion and I hope I’ll be able to do this for the rest of my life.
We love your art. Where and how do you find inspiration?
I find my inspiration mostly in nature, while travelling, or just by walking around with open eyes.
What is something about your work that people don’t know or that surprises them?
Maybe that I do art on surfboards, although I have really weak surfskills and I am still a total beginner :-)
What do you find most challenging about your work?
I do feel comfortable and safe with my own style of creating, but it is challenging to fulfil specific client expectations and custom made art pieces sometimes, because my own expectations are very high.
How do you stay focused?
I wish to be more focused sometimes. I try to find my focus in the calm, spending time with myself to avoid distractions from the outside. Like Alice in wonderland would say “my mind is a f***ing wonderland, but I don’t really have a map.”
What kind of superpower would you like to have?
Being able to travel to all the places of the world within a ‚flip‘ would be amazing. OR being an extremely fast drawer/painter.
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Favorite Quote: Mind is key.
Currently listening to: A good mix. I play the same 25 songs everyday and they hit in all the time. Rüfüs & Pablo Nouvelle are for example on my playlist right now.
If you could only have 1 style of eggs for the rest of your life, what would that be? Sunny-side up
How to unwind after a long day at work: Netflix & a glass (or two) of red wine / or meditation
Ultimate Happy Fix: Being truly free.
Most used emojis: 😂✨💫
Most overrated word: Wealth
Cant't live without: Laughter, daydreams, art & music
Perfect food day; where and what would you eat: Doesn't really matter, it can be a snack on a beach, a brunch on the countryside, as long as I spend it with friends and people I love.