Photo Credit: Ack Moore, Fairhope, Alabama
Kari Kant (1981- present)
Kari Kant is a Washington, DC-based artist recognized for her textured, vibrant acrylic paintings. Her work is found among many prominent private collections across the United States.
Kari encountered early artistic inspiration growing up along the shorelines of Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama. Known for its breathtaking sunsets, moss-covered oak trees, flower-lined streets, open vistas and rustic beaches, Fairhope has attracted artists and writers for over a century. Today, Kari’s work is evocative of the quiet places of Fairhope.
From 2000 – 2004 Kari attended a small Jesuit and liberal arts school, Spring Hill College, in Mobile, Alabama. While pursuing a degree in Public Relations and Marketing she also took a number of courses on photography and 2D design. After graduation she moved to Washington, D.C. and in 2008 she was drawn back to creative expression.
After spending several years experimenting with various mediums, Kari eventually developed her own unique style that falls somewhere between abstract and impressionism. She primarily works with acrylic paints, pumice stone and molding paste. She then layers and sculpts the mediums directly onto the canvas using a variety of brushes and knives. The result is a tactile experience that presents itself differently from all visible angles.