Born into a somewhat nomadic family, Kari grew up in the Caribbean where she was exposed to many different avenues of creativity, she then moved to Toronto where she studied Fine Art at The Ontario College of Art (1987-1991) the final year of which was spent in an off campus program in Florence Italy. Since graduating in 1991 Kari has pursued various creative outlets including Ceramic Arts, Decorative Painting and most recently Encaustic Painting.
She currently lives and works in Toronto
I have always been drawn to creating in a tangible form what I can see in my ever muddled mind. I do this not to tell a story nor to understand or explain but simply because by not “doing” I am not “being”. Whether it is interpreting a clients or designers vision and manifesting it into reality or laying down brush strokes of melted wax, it is the process of creating something where nothing was, that is most enjoyable to me.