|Pono, the dog.|
Hello! Thanks for stopping to visit! I am an artist, and I live in the high desert of Joshua Tree, California with my husband and fuzzy dog. I consider myself an abstract artist, but I paint people and the things I see in the desert that I find beautiful. You can see more of my art on my website - karineswenson.com.
I have a deep love of the outdoors, but I do not like to paint outdoors. I prefer to hike, run, surf, swim and be active when I am outside. I am afraid I just don't have what it takes to be a plein air painter. My hat's off to those brave souls! I like to work inside my studio, music blasting, paint flying. I work in oil, pastel, and I love to make monotypes. (A cross between printmaking and painting.) I occasionally teach drawing and painting.
I love to read books and listen to music. Writing is another form of expression for me, and since I have friends and loved ones far away, this blog has become a way for me to write letters about my life that interested people can read. If you like what you are seeing and reading, feel free to leave a comment or email me and let me know what you are enjoying so I can do my best to make this blog a pleasure to read. Thanks again for reading my blog: I do love my readers!