Karri Jamison is an accomplished painter who works in acrylic and graphite. Her unique style merges two art forms: abstract expressionism and realistic representation. Karri refers to her style as Whimsical Nature its nature with a touch of fantasy. The process Karri uses to create her work is as distinctive as her style. She starts with vividly colored backgrounds that have been layered with different techniques textures and mediums. . Each of her backgrounds is unique and has an energy and imagination to them that set the tone to each piece. While studying to get her painting degree Karri developed a technique of layering hand-drawn graphite imagery over the top of her acrylic backgrounds. Often Karri will add an additional layer to her work painting realistic birds and nature iconography in acrylic over the graphite layer. The result of this process reveals a sophisticated layering of bright colors exciting textures and meticulously painted imagery.
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