After graduating from the Wellington School of Design in the late eighties, figurative artist Crispin Korschen began her career as a free lance illustrator and is now the creative force behind Barking Mad designs.
"Painting gives me the opportunity to bring to life the characters and images roaming in my head. The stories told by my art works are either my own, inspired from observations and my experiences, or expressions of my restless curiosity."
Crispin's paintings have a unique quirky quality which people cannot help responding to. Amusing and often powerful metaphors are illustrated by figures in a simplified landscape. This very simplicity, with her use of colour and paint texture, strengthens the emotions and ideas in each art work.
"Life is funny, poignant and sometimes absurd...celebrate its ups and downs with open arms, laughter and lots of hot sweet tea!".