Karla A. Horst

I have always had a desire to be creative from a very early age, but it was in my thirties that I really pursued my desires to be an artist. I went back to school and received a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. I was still wanting more so I took some painting classes and I have been painting in watercolor, acrylic and pastels ever since. I also enjoy graphite, charcoal and pen and ink.

I enjoy a heavy saturation of color in my paintings and I am still exploring different approaches in the application of paint on different papers, including Yupo, using different paints and colors, plus I like to play with different textures.

My muse is my life and all that I see and experience around me from my travels in the world to my every day life, from scuba diving to the flowers in my garden. I am always finding a new view of life that I want to capture and express in my art.