Kari Duke lives in Edmonton, Alberta, in a small community near the University surrounded by urban alleys that tend to reflect an untouched and overgrown environment.
“I find the reflections in the puddles after a heavy rain or the play of light on the old fences to be an exciting subject matter. The naked trees in winter, the deep snow, and the simplicity of the old back alleys in changing seasons, is what draws me in time and time again.”
Kari Duke’s work is portrayed by many as nostalgic, and reminiscent of a simpler time. The colorful paintings have a fresh confident feel that captures the charm of an earlier era. The Canadian icon aspect of her work speaks to those not only in Alberta, but all across Canada.