About Kari's Wild Things series: I have always found comfort in the natural world, including a fascination with wild creatures and spaces. Bears in particular have captured my imagination from childhood, where they were often present in the periphery of my dreams. I feel a connection to bears, and hope that through my paintings, the viewer too will connect to the joyful sense of respect and admiration I feel for them and all things wild.
Kari Lehr lives in Crowsnest Pass in Alberta. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design.