The artist, Karin Winkler, who works under her brush name "KarMar" is known for her unique style in which she captures the mysterious aspects of the environment she lives in, Joshua Tree, California.
Painting outstanding motives of the rare Hi Desert Joshua Tree plant is a big part of the work of this European educated artist.
Her original works are reverse glass paintings done with vibrant, bright sparkling different kinds of materials to capture the amazing spirits which surround the beautiful area where the paintings originate. This technique is very unusual and unique but at the same time also very old and started in the middle ages. In Europe reverse glass painting was a popular folk art and later on members of the German Group of painters, "Blaue Reiter" ( Blue Riders ) used this technique in their works. KarMar's reverse paintings on glass achieve a special luminosity and the reverse painting process makes the paintings dynamic, mysterious and fascinating, just as the motives are that she paints.
KarMar, born and educated in Austria is now based in Joshua Tree, California, which is recently getting attention as the "New Bohemia". Educated as a live theater actress she worked in various Austrian theaters to finance her art studies of Visual Arts which she completed with her Masters degree in fine arts.
Presently KarMar's work is available at her web site http://www.joshuARTree.com.
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Joshua Tree, CA
Published on: 2006-01-08