“Watching wildlife is one of my favorite things to do. The art I create reflects my adventurous drive to explore the natural world, capturing experiences and encounters in the luminous medium of watercolor. Through wildlife imagery, I aspire to bring to light the complexities of the individual in this tangled web of life. “ -Karyn deKramer
Luminous watercolor washes and strokes of the brush reveal the fascination and reverence Karyn has for wildlife and nature. Her realistic style utilizes expressive poses, dramatic mood and a textural sense of feather, fur, fin and scale that captures the heart and soul of her subjects. She enjoys shining light on the beauty and significance of even the most common, overlooked creatures. Her paintings express the tranquility of peering into nature as an unobtrusive observer. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of wildlife and nature and encourages an awareness to protect and preserve the natural world.
Born in Idaho with access to nature and wildlife, Karyn has spent much of her life exploring the great outdoors. Interactions in nature fuel this shy introvert. As an artist, citizen scientist, and nature enthusiast, she enjoys wildlife watching, hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, flower sniffing ... just getting out in the wild! The Boise Foothills, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and Yellowstone National Park are among the many places she loves to frequent. Her adventures include: a citizen scientist Earthwatch trip to help save Leatherback Turtles in St. Croix (collected eggs as they were laid then relocated them to safer areas!), a Boise State University Raptor Ecology trip to Africa, and personal explorations to New Zealand(four week self-supported cycling tour), Central America, Alaska, Hawaii, and Spain (counted migrating raptors, assisted professionals band/ring flamingos!).
Karyn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University with emphasis in fine art. She holds signature memberships with Artists for Conservation and the Idaho Watercolor Society.