Kari Kant is a self-taught abstract artist based in Washington, D.C.
Known for her use of texture and multiple layers, Kari creates paintings that offer depth, movement and a 3-D element. With either a specific goal and space in mind - usually for commissioned work - or else with the complete freedom of expression Kari takes on each piece with a great deal of passion, intensity and creativity.
Kari was born and raised along the Gulf Coast in Fairhope, Alabama and moved to Washington after graduating from Spring Hill College in 2004.
Her professional career began with her serving as a staff assistant on Capitol Hill and later moving on to work for the chairman of an international lobbying firm. Kari now splits her time as an assistant in the government affairs industry for a financial services firm and painting for privately commissioned projects and charitable causes.
While Kari had always drawn with pencils and oil pastels in her teens and early 20s, she did not begin painting until 2010 when her boyfriend discovered some of her old drawings and encouraged her to give painting a try.