Karin Ann Hellerud's paintings are both classic and contemporary, reflecting decades of diverse art
Meticulous oil paintings have been leading up to a free hand in acrylics, sometimes mixed with granular
paste for substance and dimension. The painting may start as a study of colours only, with forms
emerging along the process. Other days there may be a naturalistic work to be abstracted with fresh
layers of paint.
Karin Ann lives and works in a small community by the sea, but her landscapes are always more than a
specific place. The nordic light – and darkness, provide space and drama enough to trigger her
imagination. Elements and atmospheres are always close by, and words from a book or song lyrics set
her mind in motion.
Karin Ann's hope is that the viewers may also find their own mental stories and images in the pictures she
is portraying. She prefers the paintings to communicate, without very specific titles.