Karina Rosanne Barrett

Elected to RCA in 2018

Born in 1981, Karina has lived and painted in Snowdonia since graduating from Glyndŵr University in 2004.
‘’As an adult I fear the digital age and have a propensity to romantasize 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; parts of Anglesey and The Llyn Peninsula, or high up in the mountains above my home in Llanberis.
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 climate.’’