Inside Artists - Issue 19

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Peach Sorbet, giclee print, 2013, 40 x 60 cm

K aren Hutton The camera has been a constant companion throughout Karen Hutton’s life, comparable to the brush of a painter. It is the tool to capturing the vision of her soul, where light and nature are the medium. Drawn to light both visually and on a spiritual level, the photographer’s travels have seen her capturing many variations and perspectives of luminescence, whether in sweeping, epic scenes or up close and intimate. In her images taken in forests, fields, coastlines and cities, surfaces of buildings glow red and golden, bright beams emerge through the translucent edges of leaves and flowers, and the surfaces of lakes and seas sparkle with reflected fragments. Even in her darkest shots the light 16

remains; hidden in shadows and moody skies, or replaced artificially in streetlights. The colours of the world come alive in Hutton’s photographs, which are filled with the vibrant, rich and lush tones of nature. Meanwhile, her monochromatic images speak to the imagination of the viewer, through its poetic interpretation of reality. Also working in paint alongside her photography, it is the artist’s deepest hope to create work embedded with the same feeling of awe we experience in wild nature.

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