Karin Cutler

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Senses of the real and the abstracted … inspiring abstract works and still life explorations of light and form, Karin aims to express the essence rather than the actual.

Karin is a Sydney based, mixed media painter. Born in Sweden, she is strongly influenced by her Scandinavian background, drawing her to a subdued neutral palette. Karin likes to evoke a sense of calm on the canvas using layering, subtle tone and texture to create curiosity and interest.

‘I embrace imperfections, leaving little hints of earlier layers behind to incite curiosity, adding a sense of age and history. I love to experiment with various non-conventional mediums and tools and also use my hands directly on the canvas.

My abstract paintings are never preconceived, as I like to respond intuitively to what's in front of me with emotion and passion. I view my paintings as meditations, thoughts, or moments in time.

My still life studies are abstracted explorations, embracing imperfections, infused with emotion, expressed in essence rather than the very real. Old, dusty, weathered clay bowls in particular fascinate me as a subject matter. Perhaps it is the imagined stories and secrets gathered from the daily life around them and silently stored over time.                                                         


St Thomas Art Fair 2017
Lindfield Art Show, 2017
Still and Silent Lives exhibition, AK Bellinger Gallery 2017
Pacific Bondi Beach project, 2017
RAVO Art Market, November 2016
Balmain Art Fair, November 2016
‘Thirty by Thirty’, Colour Trap gallery, Avalon, September 2016
Wenona Art Fair, May 2016
‘Art In The Hills’, Oakhill College, March 2016
Lindfield Art Show, March 2016
‘Little Things Exhibition’ finalist, Saint Cloche Gallery, Paddington, September 2015
Wenona Art Fair, November 2014


2017 –Abstract Painting workshop with Samantha daSilva, Atlanta GA
2016 – Abstract Painting
2015 – Abstract Painting
2006 - 2015: realistic drawing and painting courses and workshops
2000 - 2007: B of Management/Marketing, University of Canberra
1981 – B Arts, Fashion and Textile Design, Sydney College of the Arts

Cristy Houghton