I feel I was always destined to paint.
At age 5, my prep teacher entered one of my paintings into a local community art show, in which I proceeded to win! From that day, I feel I have always had a pencil or paintbrush in my hand.
After my third child came along, my passion became stronger. Painting things for kinder and school fetes.
In 1996, I started classes with various teachers, learning many new techniques and skills, one of which was Jan Shaw and using Mother of Pearl.
Mother of Pearl has become a distinct part of my paintings.
In 1997, I began teaching and still teach four classes a week in my home studio in Tyabb, Victoria, Australia.
I also love to travel teach and have been lucky enough to have taught all around Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. Now I am also enjoying doing FB Lives and Zoom Classes and teaching people from all over the world.
I hope you enjoy browsing my Etsy Shop, KarenBrouwerDesigns, and seeing available e-patterns. I am so excited my wood is now available in the USA through PineCraftInc.com and is available in Australia through me.
If you have any questions about my e-patterns, wood, or travel painting, please don’t hesitate to contact me.