ELECTED IN 2018
Born in the Peak District in 1981, Karina Barrett has lived and painted in Snowdonia since graduating from Glyndŵr University in 2004.
an adult I fear the digital age and have a propensity to romanticize
19th and early 20th century artistic ideologies. I aim to express
something of this notion in the atmosphere of my work. The wild
extremities, to which I am drawn, are often the focus of my work; in
particular, the landscape high up in the mountains above my home in
Llanberis. I also find inspiration in coastal locations and in recent
years much of my work has been influenced by visits to fishing
communities in north-eastern Scotland.
My intention as a painter is
to create movement and to capture light within a painting. I lay
areas of opacity upon translucidus remnants of expression. Layers of
tone, loose brushwork and lines, help me to build the desired sensory