'Karina Nixon’s work is a kind of meditation. She is drawn to transience of light, dusk and dawn especially. In these moments, the shifting and blending of colours creates a powerful reaction. Her wonder of the earth and nature and her connection to it is amplified. This sense of clarity and harmony is transposed in her palette. Nixon will restrict herself to a maximum of four to five colours in each painting, patiently building layers of oil paint up until a luminescence of colour and an internal glow is reached. The shifts in tonal value are important to her, creating an atmospheric and expansive landscape with a considered and subtle palette. Her paintings beautifully communicate the feeling of being in the sublime. The act of painting, for her, is a way of honouring and celebrating the beauty of the landscape.'
- Kate Reeve-Edwards