Karen Wykerd graduated in 1982 from the Johannesburg College of Art with a Graphic Design Diploma, followed by a number of years spent working in the Advertising Industry. She has been painting for the past 7 years.

Constantly in pursuit of capturing the sunset, the sunrise, rising mist and impending storms, Karen strives to portray the detail of fast-paced, bustling Cape Town street scenes as well as viewing the city from afar as a pattern of grid lines and an expanse of sky. Her use of colour and light plays an important role in transforming and elevating the unassuming everyday scenes into that of something worthy of being documented. Working from her own photographic references, Karen uses layers of thin washed to convey a translucent, dreamlike quality – a memory of a place once visited.


Time will give you everything. Oil on canvas. 80.5cm X 70.5cm. R12 200 (no longer available) 

May the hour be favorable. Oil on canvas. 80.5cm X 70.5cm. R12 200 (no longer available) 

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