Karina was born in Derbyshire in 1981 and studied Illustration at Glyndŵr University. She lives in Snowdonia and paints the surrounding landscape, citing Anglesey and the Llŷn Peninsula in north Wales as her main sources of inspiration. Karina is currently the youngest female academician of the Royal Cambrian Academy.
"The wild extremities and elemental energies to which I am drawn are intrinsic to my fine-art practice. My intention as a painter is to create movement and to capture ephemeral light within a painting. I lay area of opacity upon translucidus remnants of expression; layers of tone, loose brushwork and line, help me to build the desired sensory climate. Working initially en plein air, responding to transitory elements, in juxtaposition with the solidity of the geological, I further develop my thoughts and ideas in the studio, approaching larger-scale pieces through the medium of oil paint, pastel and charcoal.”