About Karen Visser

Originally from New Zealand I grew up at the base of a volcano in the Far North region. Young and adventurous I ventured to Sydney where I made my home nestled in a garden paradise on the Northern Beaches, never far from the sea.

As a small child I was known to be a dreamer and loved exploring my surrounds - be it the rocky lava flow that spilled forth, magical rock pools full of mysterious life or climbing trees to gain a different perspective on my environs. I received my first camera when I was about 9 years old.

With an extensive career in Graphic Design I expanded my services to include Photography. These days I now consider myself an 'Artist Photographer' as my creative soul evolves beyond the commercial world with the desire to focus on personal works.

I am inspired to explore possibilities beyond constraints. My most recent series of works takes me on a new journey of Semi Abstract Landscapes that I like to call LIGHTSCAPES. This new series is constantly developing as I become more and more enchanted by the 'Choreography between Light + Movement', revealing unique works that share a sense of wonder within.

Exhibitions

Fluidity - 2017
Creative Space - Northern Beaches - Sydney

Three of light - 2012
Watch House - Balmain - Sydney

Influences

Influenced by my formative years of growing up in New Zealand amongst a thriving community of artist and fine crafts people from Printmakers to Painters, Sculptors, Carvers, Potters and Weavers to name a few. Over the years I have immersed myself in various workshops such as Screen Printing, Paper Marbling, Gilding, Photography, Painting and Life Drawing. Most recently I have been returning to my earlier educational years reawakening my love for the inspirational Impressionist Movement.