Karen is a multi-faceted artist, born and raised in South Africa, where she studied Fine Arts with a Major in Ceramics.
In 2008 the family relocated to Australia where Karen kept her creative spirit alive, with acrylic painting, drawing, beadwork, mosaic and ceramics. Karen’s love of local culture and the environment were the perfect combination when asked to design for ColourAway Posters.
Karen has designed the ColourAway Apron and Christmas Stocking, and the wonderful “Land Downunder” poster, a fitting tribute to the unique plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs that make Australia special. Acknowledgement of the traditional owners is an important component as they and their artwork are tied so strongly to the Australian land.
An additional element of ‘hide and seek’ with the animals has been incorporated into the design or the Land Downunder poster, and each poster kit includes a challenge sheet to find the animals as you colour.