My name is Karla Kay Rasmussen – Benjamin. I am the artist behind Karlakayart.com. I specialize in painting on silk with dyes. In many ways it is like I am painting a watercolor painting. I use dyes in lieu of watercolor paints. I use silk in lieu of paper. My finished pieces are steam set to make the dyes permanent/color fast. I do the hemming myself on a serger mac or a rolled hem on a sewing machine using a wedding veil hem stitch.
Some people wear my art. Some people hang my art on the wall as art. I carry magnetic frames that allow you to do both. They hold the silk with magnets (so they do not harm the silk). These frames make it easy to hang my art on the wall without damaging it.
I live about 1 hour North of Seattle, WA. I live just of the Stanwood exit of I-5. I love horses, the sea, and gardening and you will often see equestrian, marine and botanical images in my work. I live on a farm on the edge of the Pillchuck Tree Farm/Forest just north of Old Town Arlington, WA. I am about 10 miles from the Salish Sea. I am surrounded by trees, streams, the Salish Sea, animals, horses and plants (think rain forest).
If you have questions or want to commission one of my pieces, you may call/text me at: 425-220-7181. You may also email me at: [email protected]
There are 2 types of sales:
- Prints (via Fineartamerica.com). At Fineartamerica they print my images on bags, journals, shower curtains, yoga mats, phone cases, etc. Check out my Fineartamerica listings by clicking here: Fineartamerica.com
- Originals. I sell directly from the gallery in my studio. I also try to get to 1 art show each month so people can meet with me and see my pieces in person. Check out my art show listings by clicking here: Upcoming Art Shows
Art Gallery of some of my sold pieces
Artist in Action