Kari Dahle O'Connell is an award winning Norwegian/American painter, .Art that is created with intuition and a love for the ocean. Kari uses an intuitive process to create acrylic paintings on canvas, wood and paper. She begins her painting process by applying gestural marks and layers of paint which are spontaneously and intuitively brushed scraped, scratched and /or dripped.
"For me, painting is a dynamic process where I build upon the elements of my surroundings. I like viewers to make their own narrative."
Kari resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
2017: Between Two Worlds painting published in the North Light Books, Acrylic Works 5:Bold Value. Publication date, May 5, 2018 2015: Broward Art Guild: “Abstractions”, 1st place for “Falling Up “ 2014: Artist’s Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition! The Blues are Running 2013: Rossetti Fine Art “Summer Heat”, 3rd place for: Catch of the Day
2013: Broward Art Guild: Landscapes and Still life. Best in show, Garden’s Treasure. Judge Doug McCraw 2012: Florida Watercolor Society: The American Frame Corporation, 10 th place White Cloud, Judge Nicholas Simmons 2012: Broward Art Guild; Abstractions: First Place Exhuma Summer Judge Eydi Lampasona 2011: W.I.T.V.A’s Artistic Possibilities111, First Place, Untitled#3(Pious) 2011: Broward Art Guild: Abstractions, Second Place, Seagull’s View. Judge Sally Cooper 2010: Armory Watch for Unveiled Excellence Exhibition: 6 paintings, Nordic Aliens, Joy, Harbor Reach, Dancing Callie, Go Fish, 1500 feet 2010: Coral Springs Artist Guild, Harvest of Colors: Second Place, White Cloud. Judge Cecily Hangen 2010: Broward Art Guild: Abstractions, Judge’s recognitions, Harbour Reach Judge Susan Hanssen 2010: G.C.W.S. Florida Focus: Whitlow Emerging Award: Waterways Judge Maggie McClellan 2009: 5th annual National Drawing, Painting and Printmaking competition. Accepted in show with Nordic Aliens 2009: W.I.T.V.A’s Artistic Visions. Judges Recognition and Armory Watch for Excellence. Waterways. Judge Ann Fay Rushforth 2009: Coral Springs Artist Guild’s 36th Anniversary Exibit: Second Place: Waterways , Judge Timothy Leistner 2009: G.C.W.S. Florida, Focus: First Place, Nordic Ailens, Judge Eydi Lampasona 2009: Broward Art Guild, Abstractions: First Place, Joy, Judge Peter Meyerhoefer 2007: G.C. W. S. Florida Focus, Forms and Shape: Honorable Mention, MapQuest