Karlyn has been painting and exhibiting since the completion of an NC in Art and Design at Anniesland College in 2012, which reignited a long-suppressed love of expression through paint.
She completed a BA(HONS) in Contemporary Art Practice in 2017 at City of Glasgow College. Her work is becoming increasingly well-known through exhibiting locally as well as working on private commissions.
She paints a range of subject matters, inspired by what she sees around her. She admires the Scottish scenery and is often inspired to paint from time spent reflecting on life on a beach or taking a walk in the woods. She works in oils using a combination of brush work and thick, impasto palette-knife marks. She makes many sketches and takes photographs and then works in the studio to create an image, sometimes reminiscent of the specific place and sometimes simply creating an impression or mood of the place she has been.