Collection: Karl Mårtens

Nature studies, with a fondness for birds, have been a great interest since childhood. Karl Mårtens has devoted himself to drawing and painting birds for as long as he can remember. Over the years the paintings have evolved, from highly detailed studies to a freer style. The background for Karl's painting style comes from a deep interest in meditation forms within Zen Buddhism.

Karl paints his birds without templates and uses watercolor paint and charcoal on handmade paper.

- I can look at a bird in nature and a certain expression and posture, which especially express the personality of that bird, are etched in my mind. Then I paint…


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Rauland Art Gallery, Norway
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