About Karlyn Eckman

Artist’s Statement
I paint mainly in the genres of landscape, historical and nautical art, working in oil, watercolor and metal point drawing. I am attracted to compositions with balanced forms and strong contrasts of light and shadow. My goal is to create a work that brings beauty, serenity and lasting enjoyment to the owner. I am also committed to fostering the arts and environmental conservation in local communities, both locally and globally, and seek ways to integrate these broad themes. While painting I use materials and practices that are environmentally safe. I avoid supplies, materials and practices that harm animals, air, soil and water.

Art Education
I learned about various media and techniques as a child from my father, Don Eckman. He taught me about brush handling and lettering at an early age. As I grew up I learned other methods and media in his workshop (gold leaf, calligraphy, Speedball and other lettering forms, and silk screen printing). I was a Studio Arts major at the University of Minnesota for three years before graduating in another discipline. Although I have enjoyed a rewarding environmental international career, I’ve continued to learn and grow as a plein air and studio artist. I've been influenced by the works of Jim Weisen, Howard Sivertson, Francis Lee Jacques and Andrew Wyeth. I've been fortunate to count Jim Weisen, Hazel Belvo and Howard Sivertson as mentors. In October 2017 I completed an arts residency at Pine Needles, sponsored by the Science Museum of Minnesota and St. Croix Watershed Research Station.


Artblock complex, 2010 East Hennepin, Minneapolis Minnesota.

  • Outdoor Painters of Minnesota 
  • 2010 Artblok artists' coop
  • Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA)
  • Grand Marais Art Colony
  • MNArtists.org

Contact information:

Mobile: (01) 651/308-7285
Email: eckma001@umn.edu

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