Intuitive Abstracts & Compositional Strategies One Day Workshop with Kara Barkved October 13

One Day Workshop
Saturday October 13
Caetani Studio Gallery

4 hour workshop
10am – 12 noon, break for lunch, 1 pm – 3 pm
Please bring your own materials – a supply list will be provided

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  • water containers
  • sketch book
  • one or two sheets of good paper.
  • gessoed canvas size from 18 x 24 to 24 x 30  either square or rectangle format.
  • graphite pencils, 2b, to 8b and stick of chunky graphite.
  • mark making tools. ie. fan brush, thick brush, home made brush, sticks, string, tree bark, sponge brush etc.
  • Acrylic Paint  – Black, titanium white, favourite colours of red yellow and blue,  and any personal favourite colours.

Artist Biography and Statement

Kara Barkved is a Vernon British Columbia based international selling artist, born in Montreal but has lived in BC since 1969. Kara has a BFA (1983) and an MA (1991),from the University of Victoria. She has studied art, art therapy and psychology, and has been involved in the arts and visual arts all of her life. Kara is a versatile artist working in different mediums, including but not limited to acrylic, oil/cold wax mixed media and watercolour and whose main interest is in Intuitive Abstract Art. Her paintings evolve out of spontaneous marks that mingle with her imagination and the influence from the world around her, especially nature, with flowing line and organic shapes.

Kara teaches locally and her current work is available in local galleries, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Nadine’s Fine Arts and online at Saatchi, Instagram @karabarkved and her website, Each year she contributes a painting to both Splash of Red and Midsummer Eve of the Arts. She has taught classes to private individuals as well as groups locally at Leap and Opus.

“I love to paint. I love line. I love colour. I love abstract art. I love the fact the the world is not as it seems, that invisible things at work define our world and move throughout our universe. I am inspired by nature and by my garden, from which imagery seeps into my work abstractly and intuitively and through spontaneous marks come into the 2 dimensional world and onto my canvas.”          Kara Barkved