New England artist Karri Allrich painting in her studio, using oils and cold wax, winter 2024.

"In my sleep I dream of painting. A clean white canvas is the chance to begin anew, create a fresh perspective.  New images and ideas are like seeds beneath the snow." —Karri Allrich 


Contemporary American artist Karri Allrich is recognized for her expressive painting style reflecting a profound connection to coastal New England. Inspired by the ever-changing moods and colors of the seasons, Ms. Allrich utilizes oil paint, cold wax, and mixed media to convey the timeless magnetism found in everyday moments, be it standing at the ocean's edge, arranging a jar of sunlit flowers, or pausing to listen at a snow-dusted saltmarsh. Her goal is to capture the charged essence of each encounter, via the abstract poetry of paint.

Through her use of heightened color, organic impasto texture, gestural lines and shapes, Karri seeks to infuse her compositions with a vibrant sense of place intertwined with imagination and memory. Employing creative brushwork and intricate, layered surfaces, she invites the viewer to pause and savor life's ephemeral beauty.

For available work please contact Helen Addison at Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, Massachusetts

Toward the Light landscape in oil and cold wax by Karri Allrich


Karri Allrich currently lives in the quiet woods of Northeast Connecticut, acknowledging the traditional land of the Mohegan Tribe of Uncas, and honors with gratitude the land itself and its enduring spirit. She frequently visits walking trails, rivers, and coastal preserves in New England, and in New Mexico, seeking inspiration and creative renewal in all four seasons. 

She is married to artist and screenwriter Steve Allrich. They have two sons. And a rescue pup named Layla.

Contact Karri at hellokarriallrich @ gmail.com

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All artwork ©2024 Karri Allrich. All rights reserved. No reproduction or use without written permission.