Karl Trewhela was born in Dublin to a South African father and an Irish mother. The youngest of five children and brought up in the South East of England, Karl drew from a very early age. Taken to wildlife parks as a young boy, drawing animals, nature has always been and continues to be a tremendous influence.
He received his BA Honors in Illustration & Visual Communication at Middlesex University, however, self-taught on the whole, using life and the great pen masters of the past as his teachers. Forever fascinated with the detail, delicacy and emotional power of traditional drawing and in particular ink work, Karl uses the finest pen points within a dreamy landscape. A visceral, therapeutic and meditative journey exploring feelings, balance and the absurdity of life.
Exhibited in London and Seattle.
Juniper 2 - Tree 4
2016 London, United Kingdom
Illustration Art Exhibition
2017 London, United Kingdom
Art featured in Black & White: Volume 4
2017 - 2017
March 2018 - March 2018 London, United Kingdom
May 2018 - June 2018 Seattle, Washington, United States
June 2018 - Seattle, Washington, United States
September 2018 - October 2018 London, United Kingdom
September 2018 - Washington, United States
November 2018 - December 2018 Seattle, Washington, United States
January 2019 - April 2019 Seattle, Washington, United States