Karen Wykerd


Graduated in 1981 from the Johannesburg College of Art with a Graphic Design Diploma, followed by a number of years working in the advertising industry. I have been painting for the past 10 years and have participated in numerous group exhibitions in various galleries.


The central theme of my work is the urban landscape.  and having moved to Cape Town from Johannesburg five years ago has been instrumental in influencing my work. 

The city has continued to captivate me with its abundance of beautiful historical buildings, numerous parks, promenades and harbour, it is truly a city for the people. One of my main motivations as an artist is the pursuit of light - how it defines a scene and changes our experience of it at any one time. 

In my work i aim to highlight the beauty of the daily commute. 


Karen Wykerd