Karyn Hitchman, Painter in Oils & Children's book Illustrator.
After many years of working in the fashion industry as a designer and pattern-maker, then several years of guiding tourists on the mountain trails of New Zealand's South Island, Karyn has been inspired by these, as well as history and costume. Karyn loves painting colour, texture, fabric, nature and she especially loves painting people. She is a self-taught artist, as well as having taken private lessons with some of her much admired fellow artists.
Karyn's paintings are found in galleries and private collections in New Zealand and other countries around the world.