Kari Vick, Ink.
Painter and printmaker, Kari Vick, works with both traditional and modern
techniques. Watercolor and ink are combined in her paintings. As a printmaker,
modern, non-toxic “green” techniques are used to create original copper and solar
plate intaglio etchings. Each is an “original print” as the inking, printing and hand
coloring cannot be replicated from image to image.
Kari’s paintings convey the storytelling capability of art; “I see story
everywhere,” she says. “For me writing is visual; it articulates, evokes, and paints
the scene. I savor chance encounters in nature. It would’ve been so easy to
miss the raven who turned to me with a grin of mountain ash berries. Keeping
still and aware invites him in. I try to capture these moments in my images, some
playful, others profound.”
Kari has illustrated several children’s books: Seven Ways to Trick a Troll,
written by Lise Lunge-Larsen (U of M Press), I Know You’re Here, written by
Krista Betcher (Beaver’s Pond Press), and The Sock Goblin, written by Rose
Arrowsmith Decoux (self-published). She is currently writing and illustrating a
children’s book about a cantankerous mouse she met while sitting upon a
Living alongside the flora and fauna on the north shore of Lake Superior, Kari
can often be found watching ravens, who have many stories to tell. With humor
and a fine attention to detail, she conjures visual stories; old, new and yet to be.