Sunday, December 30, 2012

Karin Goeppert

“Verwurzelt - Rooted”  © Karin Goeppert
Name: Karin Goeppert
Bio: Karin Goeppert was born in 1955 in Stuttgart, Germany. She had been interested in art since her mid-teens but had ambitions to be a writer rather than an artist. Ten years ago she started painting with oil, acrylics and watercolours and six years later she switched to pastel when she was given some to try out. Captivated by the directness, the spontaneity and the fantastic colours of the medium, she decided push the medium as far possible in a contemporary style. She has been working on making her landscapes expressive, colouristic, tending towards abstract and contemporary. This has inevitably progressed to fully abstract works of late. Given that her influences include Cezanne, Franz Marc, Mark Leach and Lovis Corinth, this is a natural progression.
Karin is a self-taught artist, but has taken workshops with Astrid Volquardsen and Casey Klahn. She is a member of the Association for the Promotion of Art Stuttgart eV, with whom she has exhibited, and has been a member of the Pastel Guild of Europe since November 2009. Karin and her husband have lived in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Munich and California; for or the past 8 years she has lived Berlin, where she spends most of her spare time painting.
“Hamburger Stadtpark-Swamp” © Karin Goeppert

Medium: Pastel.
Subjects: Landscape; Abstracts
Style: Impressionist to abstract.
Navigation: This website is bilingual, in German and in English.
Gallery: Landscape; Still Life; Totally Abstract; Sketches.
Image View: Thumbnails open in a scrollable viewer and may be downloaded. Information on dimension is supplied both on the thumbnails and the enlargements.
Demo: No
Blog: Karin’s art blog is shared with her husband, Kenneth Burns, who contributes poetry to the site. 


  1. Way to go, Karin! Glad to see this post, and these two pastels are a great choice, M. Oldenbroke.

  2. Good teacher, evidently!
    BTW would you mind sending me a contact email for your good self?

  3. Thank you so much, Casey. I really appreciate the post.