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Karin Billings

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Karin Billings is a painter working in acrylics and oil. Her work is eclectic and evolving. Early on she focused on impressionist landscapes and floral motives. More recently she is creating abstracts and animal themed works. She is also well known for “Gyotaku”, printing real fish.

As a lifelong supporter for animal rights, she has pledged most of the proceeds from the sale of her artwork to related charities. Now as the keeper of two stray cats (Gatsby and Parker) she is increasing her support for organizations with neutering programs.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Karin – married to Jim Billings lives in Sarasota, Florida and travels extensively in the summers.

For me art is an extension of my life experience. As a child and young women I was drawn to animals, specifically horses. Riding became my life’s work that culminated in a silver medal in dressage at the 1772 Olympic Games in Munich.

Once I became an American citizen, my interests expanded; travel, ballroom dancing and competitive golf all beckoned. Today painting is my passion. For many years I have studied with excellent teachers following my desire to learn various painting techniques. It is through art that I am trying to tie all of this together. My joy, my focus and my love of color all come together in my paintings.

I have a wonderful studio in our new home - a peaceful environment to pursue my art, which I exhibit together with five other local artists in our Art Inside Gallery.

It is my hope that my paintings offer as much pleasure to others as I derive from creating them.

To see more of Ms Billinags' work, vist her web site: karenbillings.com