Currently: CRUfit Gallery Featured Artist: Karin Hartog
The CRUfit Gallery's mission is to promote and share the multiple artistic talents of CRUfit members and the community. This month, the gallery is showcasing the works of CRUfit member, Karin Hartog.
In her words, "I have loved color and water all my life. I grew up in Chile on an avocado farm and dreamed of becoming a biologist. That dream came true. I worked in science for many years and had a family. Four years ago, when my last child left home, I had time to study other things that I was interested in, like horticulture and drawing. I made a good friend in my classes who told me about an amazing watercolorist and teacher, Pablo Villacana, and I began to study watercolor. I also studied drawing with Sheila Metcalf Tobin.
I love the colors and transparency and light that can be achieved with watercolor and I have learned to love the unpredictability and surprises that happen on the way to making a painting. I have been fortunate to study with some wonderful painters who became friends and inspired me to go further than I thought I could. I am still developing my own style and learning every day"
Come to CRUfit to view some of Karin's work in person. If you or someone you know would be interested in presenting work, please contact Jen at the front desk at 510-842-9467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.