Karnish is an established contemporary Artist producing mesmerising abstract artworks. She lives on a farm nestled at the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains, outside of Pretoria.
Here, the abundance of the African bushveld, song of birdlife, wild animals roaming and plentiful water, is translated in the joy spring of her works. She is moved by the innate need to paint, create, discover, and serve, driven to explore the depths of her soul, the abundance of life and the interconnectedness of it all.
Since a very young age, Karnish would draw, sketch pad in hand, somewhere outside – enjoying solitude and peace while doing what she loves best. This naturally progressed to her becoming a full-time artist. The works are now held by private collectors and in collections throughout Europe, North- and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa.
Guided by inner inspiration, she freely employs bold use of vibrant colour, intimating forms, and shapes, playing with suggestion, carrying various elements and emotions. Predominantly working in acrylics, she also applies pastel, oil, collage, spray-paint and other mediums to convey the energy of that piece. Living purposefully, expressing pure magic, seeing the joy in people appreciating art, brings tremendous satisfaction and great humility.
Her mission is to tell the untold stories on canvas - transferring aliveness, vibrancy, sunshine, hope and joy or a deep reflective message. It is that which brings us to the spirit of UBUNTU – “I am because we are”. Throughout the process she connects to the subtle and harmonious elegance of timelessness, the philosophical essence of the minuscule and majestic, the movement and dance of life to create bold and soulful artworks.
Art is what awakes, inspires, liberates, stills, and connects - It is the wings with which we fly.