Karien Dutton


Eastern Cape, South Africa


Born in Knysna, South Africa in 1962, Karien Dutton is an emerging oil painter and photographer, who’s work captures the vibrant colours of flowers, birds, landscapes, the sea and her surroundings. She studied art at school until matric. Post matric, she pursued studies in the sciences and qualified an Analytical Chemist and continued her career in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Karien Dutton nowadays offers her expertise as Executive Pharmaceutical Coach.
After 36 years, Karien took up the paint brushes again and started art classes under the guidance and keen eye of Les Bird in Port Elizabeth. Experimenting in oil painting techniques and colours, Karien gradually started honing her skills again as a painter.
Some of Karien’s original oil paintings are on exhibition in selected restaurants in Port Elizabeth. She recently co-exhibited with Carine Siecker, her friend since 1981, in the ‘Carine and Karien Exhibition’ at the Wakkerstroom Art Ramble in celebration of their friendship and re-discovery as artists.

Artist Statement

With eyes wide and heart pumping, my soul sings in admiration of the wonder, the glory and the abundant, exhilarating life surrounding me. My art is a journey of discovery, experiments in colour and techniques to reflect the Joie de vivre.
The use of light, depth of colours and flexibility of painting in oil allows me to escape from my left- brain, analytical, logical, detail and fact-orientated day job to the intuitive, free thinking, creative right brain.
I love to use vibrant colours in my paintings of the sea, flowers, birds, portraits and landscapes. I love to see the sparkles in the eyes of someone when my art touches their soul.

Elevator Pitch

If you are a Vibrant Vacationer, motivated to cover your walls with lush, rich life, you will love my painting style.
The vibrancy, depth of colours and flexibility of painting in oil allows me to experiment with themes of the sea, flowers, birds, portraits and landscapes.


Karien Dutton

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