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Karin Marleen Dijkstra is a watercolor artist who draws inspiration from music and nature, from mythologies and fairy tales, and is particularly influenced by the paintings of the Golden Age Illustrators. She hopes not so much to generate a sense of nostalgia but to allow for the momentary immersion of the adult self in a magical childhood sensory world. Karin is Dutch-American and has lived in the Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, Scotland, and London, and she draws from the culture and landscape of those places. She’s a graduate of Vassar College and currently lives in Cleveland Heights. Ohio.

Karin is also a graphic designer and works primarily on book covers and poster designs. She does a limited number of graphic design projects and commissioned paintings.

If you are interested in purchasing an original painting, commissioning a painting, or for more information, please contact her by email at: