As an artist I am more interested in painting the feeling of a scene than realism. I prefer to think colour is more interesting than reality, aiming to intensify the emotion of the subject matter thorough the use of colour. I attempt to see more colour in the scene than is really there.
I was drawn to watercolour from the spontaneity and lightness it can bring as well as the amazing colour you can achieve in layering. In the past two years I have focused on negative painting and using wax to create batik effects on the paper. I continue to try to find a new way to express the sentiment in the scene.
Every year I try something new and try to push the medium more. Life is art. Life is being creative.
I exhibit and sell online at aaaart.online/karan-gerard.
2021. aaaart.online – the Kenilworth Exhibition
2021. Art: Centre Stage, Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company, Wurtulla, QLD
2020 United Inspire Paint, Caloundra Arts Association, Caloundra QLD
2019 Kalediscope, The Art Hub, Cooroy, QLD
2019 Fine Art Experience, Caloundra Arts Association, Caloundra, QLD
2018 Fine Art Experience, Caloundra Arts Association, Caloundra, QLD
2018 United Inspire Paint, Caloundra Arts Association, Caloundra QLD
2012 Sydney Easter Show, Homebush, NSW
2011 Sydney Easter Show, Homebush, NSW
2011 Women On Boards Art Exhibition, Surry Hills, NSW
2010 Raymond Terrace Annual Art show, Port Stephens, NSW
Learn more about Rob Natoli at /www.aaaart.online/karan-gerard.