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Karin Neuvirth

One Winter back in Minnesota we did not see the sun for more then 40 days. Nothing but grey and cold from dawn to dusk day after day!

If you’re like me, just the thought of that dreary climate might make you want to crawl under the covers and hibernate until spring. Life goes on however, and hibernation not being a viable option, I began to use my art to compensate for the lack of natural light and color out my window. I found that the vibrant color combinations could evoke emotions similar to those that I felt on summer walk through the woods. I’m not in Minnesota any longer. I’m in North Carolina enjoying short mild winters and wonderfully long summers, but those long cold winters will never be forgotten.

I know that colors impact our emotions. The vibrant color combinations I use in my work are meant to be uplifting and inspirational. My hope is that these vibrant colors will do more then uplift sad hearts. I hope that they will also serve as a reminder of the extraordinary beauty of nature. I want my work to sing out the message that we do not own this world, we are part of it, and as it takes care of us, we must also take care to preserve this wonderful place for our children, and their children, and generations to come.

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