Born in Waterdown, Ontario; Karyn Schutten studied for five years at Sheridan Institute of Advanced Learning, Karyn obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Illustration, graduating with honours. Immediately following her formal studies Karyn traveled through Italy to study the masters and take in the culture of one of the world's most art centered countries.
Karyn is a published author and illustrator. Her illustration background is very evident in her painting as they reveal many layers of conceptual and narrative qualities. There are relationships and stories depicted through the trees, birds and balloons in her pieces. “I allow myself to transcend into the fields of my canvas as I encounter the dimensions of the worlds I create.”
Her colourful palette and tangible texture engages with the viewer and makes Karyn’s work so inviting. Her work reflects her bright and playful personality.