Find Karl at the PAKENHAM LIBRARY, 128 MacFarlane Street, Pakenham – lower level

Karl is a painter whose work has evolved from his great respect for the diverse landscape and heritage of the Ottawa Valley

Born in Whitehorse, Yukon in 1953, Karl lived with his family in various parts of Canada as well as the north of France for four years.  His affinity with the rough and unspoiled landscape of the Ottawa Valley began after his family settled there in the early 1960s.

Whether canoeing in Algonquin Park, cross country skiing in the Gatineau’s, or hiking near his home/studio in the Carp Hills near Ottawa, Karl finds inspiration around every corner.

Karl is always searching for those moments when light, colour and form come together to orchestrate a spiritualism inherent in our great Canadian landscape.

Karl has studied commercial and fine art at Algonquin College, the Ottawa School of Art, Schneiders of Art in Actinolite, Ontario, as well as workshops with numerous artists over the years.

“In these troubled times, we should be reflecting on nature, being soothed and relaxed by its calmness, appreciating its balance…and learning how to thrive”.