I have always had my hands covered in paint, during every stage of my life
Studying O and A level Art at school, dipping into a full palette of evening classes around the edges of my Marketing career and when I became a mum to my three gorgeous children, I began juggling nappies with an art foundation course.
I realised that to keep my sanity, I needed to continue creating, and give my 'baby brain' a new challenge. I also knew that this was the perfect opportunity to reimagine my career, to one that worked around the most important thing in my life, my family. So I decided to enrol for a Fine Art Degree.
During my time at Uni I fell in love with oils and began an obsession with painting trees, and the parks and coast where I live, which I feel so lucky to be able to enjoy every single day. I believe that these natural green and blue spaces have a positive physical and mental effect on us all, offering a free antidote to our fast-paced, technology-driven world.
"My art is informed by the restorative colours of nature,
whilst celebrating the essence of the paint itself.
I aim to create a depth to my landscapes,
often with a focal point in the distance;
leading you into a place filled with familiarity and contentment."
Since graduating, Karina has been regularly exhibiting and selling her landscape paintings in addition to teaching painting techniques, creating commissions for private homes and curating for one of the largest group shows in Perth. Her work clearly shows her love for Perth's local parks, trees and beaches and those special holiday places 'Down South' that she often visits with her family and friends.
Karina is also co-owner of Summerville Wines, a private boutique vineyard in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.
Karina Jane Buckingham
Perth Landscape Artist
Heaven, oil on canvas, 140 x 140 cm