Start of My Journey...
My name is Karolynn. I'm an artist, teacher, energy reader, oracle card slinger, and connection maker extroadinaire. My journey with my artistic practice started from a very young age. I have been creating from ever since I can remember. I used to sit on my front porch when I was around 7 years old creating drawings and yelling out "Pictures for sale" to a dead end street. I must have felt from that young age that it was important to share my work with the world! This memory comes back to me from time to time while I'm creating some 30 years later and I feel it's a crucial memory as it reminds me to keep that child like wonder and spark while I'm creating. It also reminds me that this passion runs deep in my soul and the importance of sharing my work with the world. My artwork has evolved over the years in terms of technical skills and ability and even more so as it aligns with my spiritual journey.
During my years of high school and university (both programs being specialized arts programs) images would come to me and I never seemed to question them. I didn't know "where" they came from but nonetheless they felt important to create. As I look back now from where I'm at with my mystical gifts I have such a clearer understanding. My paintings have always told a story. A story of a moment in time, of healing, of connection. Connection to a higher purpose. Connection to others. Connection to myself. There is always an underlying theme of connection. This has served me in my teaching. My super power as a teacher isn't only the technical drawing and painting skills that I can offer, it's my unique ability to connect with others and tap into their own creativity.
Teaching and Connection
We are all creative beings. We are all artists. I know what you're thinking if you're like the majority of adults out there "Me? I can't even draw a stickman!" or "I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler" or some other negative story that we have either told ourselves or an old art teacher has told us or whoever. The thing to remember that this is just a story and we have the right and power within us to change that story. We are inherently creative beings and I feel like one of my soul purposes is to help people remember. Nothing makes my heart happier then when I see someone who thought they 'didn't have it in them' create art. I have witnessed this from 7 year olds to 70 year olds. The thing that remains constant despite the age is the childlike spark of energy that seeps out while in the zone of creating. I think it makes me so happy to see because I know that it's my happy place. When I'm creating whether it be drawing, painting, or doodling I'm in complete flow. Painting is breathing for me. I literally live, breathe, sleep art. From teaching it during the day at school to various events like painting parties to mentoring and giving private lessons; my life is art. I find ways to spread creativity and I have a whole resume of accomplishments that I sort of listed in my old bio and recently realized that I need to be more authentic in the way I show up. My old bio felt stuffy and robotic and this feels so much lighter, authentic and necessary to share with you now.
Influences and Inspiration:
When I think about how I've lived my life over the past ten years much of it has felt like a movie. I feel things deeply even connections with places where I have travelled. I have had a 20 year love affair with Paris. Paris is like a mirror for my soul; sensual, romantic, passionate, artistic. This is why it is my other home. I feel like I've lived a past life there because my soul knows it; the cobblestone streets, the rich art history, it's a knowingness that I can feel each time my feet land on her soil. Some of my favourite artists from history have their own history set in Paris; Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali. I wander the streets with my sketchbook and often think about these artists. I'm drawn to the vivid colours and moving lines of Van Gogh's paintings and the surreal, dream-like bizarre imagery of Dali. They have had such an influence on my own work in this manner.
Colour is my jam. I don't just see colour, I feel it; theoretically, energetically, spiritually. It shows up in my work in bright and daring ways. My ability to work artistically with colour is one half of this obsession the other half is with energy. I feel colour energy and it translates visually into my work. I have recently started creating auric colour energy drawings and paintings called "Third Eye Portraits". I can feel into someone's energy and visually create it surrounding an eye. I have some examples here on my site. If you're interested in what I 'see/feel' for your contact me and we can connect.
Thank you for taking the time to read a part of my story and history. This part will grow and change as I do, as we all do.
Enjoy perusing the work I've posted here and please don't hesitate to contact me, I'd love to connect.