"The work of Carina Ehlers is a hymn to freedom, an encouragement to soar and reach our goals, but seemingly unattainable. An illustrated version of the great deep, riding the wave of a hyper-realism resting on a strong surrealism. An artistic expression of great symbolic and technical expertise."
“Apart from being an artist, I'm a certified spirit and psychic medium. My art utilizes visionary motives, mixing fairytale style and classic romanticism with modern realism and abstraction, to express the collected human experience. Inspired by life, personal experience and the process of awakening to present awareness, I combine the tangible of this world with the spiritual realm, working to create art that captures that which connects us.
I have spent a long time utilizing artistic expression to explore spirituality. By now, I rarely search for answers outside of myself, having learned that the answers that I truly need can be found deep within myself.
My artistic journey started with sculptural as well as fine art painting. Over the years I became more curious about the tremendous opportunities of painting, exploring further techniques with a long-lasting preference for oil on canvas. Nowadays I’ve completely switched to the magic world of painting, mixing different techniques and constantly finding new ways to work with my paintings.”
Swedish Artist, Carina Ehlers is largely a self-taught artist although she has taken various courses both in sculpture and painting.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist