"I am inspired by the woods and the sea, the turning of the seasons, changing weather, and Spirit of Place. Within me burns an urgency to capture this brief flicker of time on earth. And paint is my language to do so.

My intention is to express what I feel- at the ocean's edge, a wild garden or a cold water creek in the woods. My paint becomes the churn of the waves, the salt air, skating clouds and flowers gathered in a jar. The sensation I feel of home, freedom entwined with connection, in the tides or in the trees. 

Perception via emotion, not intellect. Like music.

What beauty feels like when you close your eyes.”

 - Karri Allrich

Artist Karri Allrich outdoors, hiking


New Englander Karri Allrich paints evocative coastal landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and nature-inspired abstractions on canvas, panels, and paper. She is a Fine Arts graduate of the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, where she majored in studio painting and photography. Her eclectic artistic influences include Wolf Kahn, Forrest Moses, and Helen Frankenthaler.

Post art school, Ms. Allrich has exhibited her work in museum shows and juried invitationals, including The Cahoon Museum of American Art, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Portland Art Museum Gallery, The Copley Society, Sherry French Gallery, Abend Gallery, Merrill Gallery, and Smith Klein Gallery, with solo shows at Blue Heron Gallery, and Addison Art Gallery.

Her work is in private collections in the US, Canada, England and Japan; and corporate collections, including Nordstrom Inc, Horchow, Claire Murray, and The Town of Mashpee. Karri was chosen as Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Pops by the Sea Commemorative Artist, and has been featured in Cape Cod Life Magazine, Cape Cod Life's Annual Arts Issue, Cape Women Magazine, The Review, and House Beautiful. Her artwork has also been featured on the sets of the television series Grimm, and the David Tennant film, Bad Samaritan.

In 2013-2020, Ms. Allrich was commissioned by Nordstrom to create large scale site-specific paintings, on view at select Nordstrom stores in the United States and Canada.

After living on Cape for decades, and later exploring Santa Fe, Southern California, Oregon and Texas, she now creates in the quiet woods and wilds of Northeast Connecticut. She frequently visits favorite hiking and painting spots on Cape Cod, finding inspiration and creative renewal there in all four seasons.

Karri Allrich is exclusively represented by Addison Art Gallery, on Cape Cod. Kindly contact Helen Addison for inquiries, sales, and commissions. 
43 South Orleans Road (Route 28)
Orleans, MA 02653