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Moving from Norway to Great Britain 25 years ago, I now live in Lincolnshire, close to the busy market town of Boston. Inspiration for painting is all around me with great buildings, a river running through lined with fishing boats and a bustling marked every week.

About Karin Christesen, Artist

I like the combination of drawing and painting, especially buildings, urban landscapes, boats and busy street scenes.

In my art work, I normally use a combination of strong ink drawings with a looser watercolour paint. I am interested in subjects with history such as buildings, street scenes, old boats and industrial architecture. However, I also enjoy painting landscapes and coastal scenes. 

Over the last few years I have travelled with the Urban Sketcher Community, and love sitting on street corners sketching people and urban life. Whilst I am mainly self taught, I have always enjoyed attending art courses and workshops.

Sketching St Ives

I am a member of the Lincolnshire Artist Society and the Kirton and Boston Art Groups. 

As a member of the art groups I have exhibited in the region for many years. I have also exhibited in galleries around Lincolnshire and on several occasions in London with the Pintar Rapido events. 

I have had solo exhibitions in Norway in 2017 and in Boston in 2018, and again in Norway in 2019. 

In 2017 I was very pleased to win first prize in the Lincolnshire Churches Art Competition and in the Boston Art group’s annual painting competition.

In the summer of 2018 I had fun participating in the SKY TV series landscape artist of the year as a wild card.

My studio in Kirton is open to visitors. Please contact me if you would like to have a look at my work:

Sketching courses and workshops

I have taught sketching courses in Boston and in Norway and also demonstrated for the Boston art group. 

Said participants: "The course met more than my expectations, you really thought me things."

"The course gave me the confidence to sit outside and just draw without worrying about people watching."