Karlalise is an artist based in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and three children. Prior to motherhood, she was an Intellectual Property lawyer, graduating from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2005.
Karlalise has practiced painting for more than 30 years. Up until recently, she has shown works infrequently.
Her works are inspired by nature (people, landscapes and the sky) and by the hidden realms of the mystical and the divine. She tends to incorporate her experience of those aspects of reality in her creative works.
Karlalise has sold paintings into private collections in New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands and the United States of America.
From 2017 to 2023, Karlalise exhibited paintings at The Art Depot, The Kumeu Art Center, the Mairangi Arts Center, the Estuary Arts Center, and the Fo Guang Yuan Art Salon - all in Auckland, New Zealand.
In October / November 2023, Karlalise will be exhibiting (and offering for sale) a selection of recent works in the Fo Guang Yuan Art Salon 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Karlalise is passionate about nature and our relationship to it.
To offset her carbon footprint as much as possible, in additional to preferring sustainable practices in the creative process, she donates a portion of the profits from her sales toward the re-planting of Earth. For example, one tree is planted with every painting sold. She works with local growers and landholders to achieve this.