KARYN HITCHMAN ARTIST
Having worked in the fashion industry in New Zealand for many years as a pattern maker and designer, Karyn (nee Tippett) made a lifestyle change in 2006 and moved to Queenstown, New Zealand for the magnificent alpine scenery, and to pursue her true passion - painting.
The move to Queenstown was inspired by two things; her love of the natural beauty of New Zealand and, along with her husband Peter, the purchase of a guiding company that would take her deep into the untouched back-country of New Zealand, where she would gain inspiration at every peak and valley.
After growing and then selling the guided walking and snowshoeing company, Karyn and Pete moved north for the warmth of the coastal hamlet of Whiritoa on the Coromandel Peninsula. Here is where she found the time and space to make painting her full time business and to create her own personal artist studio and soon to be gallery.