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March 11, 2013

Hauntingly Beautiful New Works by Kari-Lise

Garden Ghost


Fine Artist Kari-Lise is a painter I find joy in following online, and knew when I saw her in-process work of Garden Ghost on Instagram @karilise that this was a piece for sharing.
Traditional techniques and practices underpin her contemporary, slightly surreal compositions. The delicate ghostly flourishes, seen above here in "Garden Ghost" are a nod to traditional Norwegian Rosemaling folk art, but overlaid in a way that might remind us of opaque digital painting design and layering.
 
 
Solana
 
Something about the combination of Kari-Lise's rich definition of her figures and strong colour choices, while still achieving a very airy or ethereal sense of atmospheric weightlessness, makes her pieces stand out to me.
 
Kari-Lise will be participating in some upcoming shows to keep an eye out for; "PoP Femme" for Pop Gallery in Santa Fe May 3rd, as well as closer to home in "Tentacle Show" at Ltd. Gallery in Seattle for May 4th.
 
Find more of Kari-Lise's work on her website, Tumblr, Facebook, IG @karilise or Twitter @KariLiseA or inquire at karilise.alexander@gmail.com