"My pieces capture a moment in time in order to bring others to a closer awareness and appreciation of the natural world. My greatest joy is taking time to study animals in their natural environment."
Direct observation and interaction with her subjects help bring out the amusement and joy she feels for the natural world around her. Karryl`s African subjects have been inspired by adventures in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana. Karryl works in clay and casts in bronze. She works in a loose style concentrating on capturing the spirit of the moment. Karryl received her BFA with an emphasis on sculpture from the University of Colorado. She continued her education with workshops at the Loveland Academy and an apprenticeship with artist Hollis Williford. Her life is split between a residence in western Pennsylvania and a studio in Loveland, Colorado.
Karryl`s award winning sculptures have been shown in invitational and juried shows across the country including the Colorado Governor`s Invitational; Artists for the New Century, Bennington Center for the Arts; Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington, VT.; Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC.; Loveland Invitational Sculpture Show, CO.; Waterfowl Festival, Easton Md., and the Reflections Of Nature Wildlife Art Show, Fallbrook, CA. Karryl`s work has been featured in U.S. Art magazine Aug. 2000, InformArt magazine fall 2003 and Wildlife Art in Nov./Dec. 2003 and Southwest Art July 2004. Karryl is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artisits and the Artisits for Conservation. She is also an associate member of Women Artisits of the West and the National Sculpture Society.