Studio Karin Turner


painting and illustration

“I create positive African American images in the form of brightly colored original acrylic & watercolor paintings and drawings. My figurative portraits speak of the past relating to the present, while forecasting an optimistic future. Subscribing to the belief that “everything will be all right”; they reflect both whimsy and pride of my African American heritage. I have been painting for approximately 4-5 years. Each completed painting is an exercise in the pursuit of perfecting my own personal style, mastering the chosen medium, and creating my own legacy as an African-American woman.”

Karin was born Landstuhl, Germany. She currently resides and creates in Oakland, California.