Karin Richter


August 18, 2020

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Karin Richter
Pastel Artists.Ca Eminent Pastelist

Born in Germany into an artistic family, Karin has had a passion for painting since she was a child. She has been a professional artist for 30 years with a style that can be described as impressionistic.
Karin’s paintings have been featured in solo and group shows in many prominent locations and private and public galleries locally, nationally and internationally. Sharing her knowledge of painting has been a joy to Karin for many years. She is an enthusiastic art instructor to many aspiring artists in classes and workshops in Calgary and across Canada. She has become known as the traveling artist and leads groups on painting holidays on land and at sea in Canada, Europe and Africa. She is a sought-after juror, critic and organizer of art events.

An elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor (CSPWC), the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA), the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and Pastel Artists Canada (PAC) with a Master and Eminent Pastelist designation, Karin has received many awards including the Immigrant of Distinction Award in 2010 for her contributions in the art community. She is the author of “Make Your Mark in Pastels”, an instructional book. Her work and writing have appeared in several trade publications and are included in the Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleries and in Canadian Artists at Auction. She is featured in the book entitled “How Did You Paint That – Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes” published by the International Artist Magazine. In 2014 her work was featured in Ducks Unlimited Canada’s National Arts Portfolio. Her paintings can be found in corporate and private collections all over the world.