Karyn Schultz

I am Whanganui born, raised in a creative family, with an early interest in drawing and painting. I joined after-school art classes with my primary school teacher/local artist, the late Barbara McPhail. Later in my own teaching career, this passion for visual art was further strengthened and I always added visual art into a rich, integrated programme for my primary school classes.
Now retired, art is my pleasurable pastime. After participating in recent art courses through Community Education Whanganui with local artist, Pauline Allomes, I developed palette knife skills and use of layered colours to create light and shadow in artworks. Another local artist, Sandra Morris, inspired me to use water colour again. After workshops with Rangitikei artist and teacher, Tammie Hodgetts, I am on a new direction with my own interpretation of semi abstract Cubist style landscapes.
Inspired by the natural environment, landscapes and semi-abstract paintings make up much of my work. I work in acrylic, mixed media and enjoy water colours. As a life-long learner, I like challenging myself to experiment with colour, materials and techniques. Topics are often motivated by daily life and by walks in urban environments and natural reserves. I'm a keen photographer; I take time to pause and really 'see' so that I can share unique environs with others. Colour and light excite and delight me. When viewing my art, I hope you make connections to the intricacies of layered colours and light.

Mediums: Mixed media materials, Painting, Painting – Acrylic, Painting – Canvas, Painting – Watercolour
Showing work at:
The Art Box
Contact the Artist:

Phone: 0278206070

Email: karyn.schultz4@gmail.com