Scandinavian innocent maidens float in fantasy worlds

All images courtesy of the artist

All images courtesy of the artist

Kari-Lise Alexander’s expressive work explores themes rooted in her Scandinavian heritage. Innocent maidens float in worlds of their own making, often losing themselves in their own daydreams.

At a young age, Kari-Lise was always experimenting with paints, pencils, pastels and anything else she could get her hands on. In 2000 she studied Fine Art for two semesters but left college to pursue other interests. It wasn’t until the spring of 2009 that her heart led her back to painting and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working from her home studio in Seattle, Kari-Lise creates paintings that captivate the viewer. Her work often reflects the Norwegian folk art of rosemaling. This traditional art is given a contemporary feel in many of Kari-Lise’s paintings as it wraps and entwines itself within the composition, sometimes floating like a ghost as if it were an ancestral reminder. Find out more on her website.