Karyn Fearnside - ACT
Karyn Fearnside is an Australian mixed-media artist residing in Canberra. Karyn always enjoyed drawing and painting when she was a child and was considered by her peers to be the best artist they knew. (wink) She received her first camera at the age of ten from her father whilst living in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Kayrn is interested in the ability of the camera to provide detail of an object in macro for example a flower, allowing the viewer to experience it differently, this may be as simple as minimising the background distraction. It could be an extreme close up showing the object in an unusual way encouraging a deeper appreciation by the viewer.
Whilst Karyn’s images display a richness of colour, texture and pattern complimenting the sense of narrative, there is also a sense of grittiness. A young girl wishes for wings her outstretched fingers end in long twigs, the fairy godmother labours behind the scenes.