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”.
My favourite maple memory:
One of my most marvellous memories from many years ago was taking the children up to Fulton’s Maple Farm in the Spring and taking them on a horse and sleigh trip into the back bush. We then came back to eat and socialize in the dining hall. They’re all grown up now, but what a woooww! memory.