Monsters by Karen Sim

Art is a form of storytelling: building worlds through characters, creatures, environments, and emotions.

Art is a form of storytelling: building worlds through characters, creatures, environments, and emotions.

Karen Sim, the artist.

I am an independent artist and illustrator from Vancouver Island, with a background in children’s book illustration, fine art, English literature, music performance (multi genre violinist and vocalist), and outdoor adventuring. I draw my artistic inspiration from a wide array of subjects and disciplines, from psychology, biology, and history, to folklore, literary theory, and music. 

And there’s always room for a little humour too…
I share my wee Nanaimo home with my photographer husband, a rapidly growing German Shepherd puppy, 2 snakes, and a growing assortment of houseplants.
Karen Sim, the artist.

I am an independent artist and illustrator from Vancouver Island, with a background in children’s book illustration, fine art, English literature, music performance (multi genre violinist and vocalist), and outdoor adventuring. I draw my artistic inspiration from a wide array of subjects and disciplines, from psychology, biology, and history, to folklore, literary theory, and music. 

And there’s always room for a little humour too…
I share my wee Nanaimo home with my photographer husband, a rapidly growing German Shepherd puppy, 2 snakes, and a growing assortment of houseplants.

SPECIALTIES
Illustration, fantasy, creature /
character design, concept work.

PRIMARY MEDIA
Graphite pencil, coloured pencil, 
oil paint, digital media

Please take a look through the galleries for a selection of my work, check out the blog for latest additions and news, and join the community and conversation on social media for updates and process work.

 

New works, updates, and events!

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