Karin Severed Gerlach

about me

Karin Severed gerlach

about me

Hi, I´m Karin. I simply love capturing beautiful things on paper and making stories come alive, with a mix of reality and imagination and much attention to detail. Drawing and painting have been my favourite things to do since I was a little girl. I practice various techniques but always return to aquarelle.

I was born in 1985 in Kuwait, I am Swedish but have spent half my life abroad, currently living with my husband and our son in our dream home in a green part of Berlin. Aside from creating, I love spending time with my family and friends travelling, experiencing and exploring the world and find inspiration along the way…

My debut as a published children’s book illustrator came with the Swedish book Ingen vill vara med Elin (Visto Förlag), written by Elin Bisander; www.elinbisander.se
Sneak peak available here.

“De fina akvarellillustrationerna av Karin Severed Gerlach ger en mjuk ton till berättelsen.” (Ur recension av Bibliotekstjänst, lektör Agneta Warheim, BTJ-häfte nr 8, 2019)

In 2020, I released my own book for kids Systrar på zoo, which is a lighthearted story that rhymes, about an unusual visit to the zoo where the animals are up to funny things. I also made the illustrations for the first book in the series about Zumbo, written by my dad, about a bumblebee called Zum and a bee called Bo who are best friends in mischief.

Both are published in a handy small travel format by KRUX and available for an affordable price at www.krux.com.se

So far in 2021, I have drawn 16 pictures for a colouring book for children with motives from the area of Berlin where I live, in collaboration with the “MittendrIn-Initiative”, check it out at www.frohnau.one

There´s a lot more to come because I think it´s so much fun…

Thanks for reading and thanks to everyone who has and continues to support me! And if you have an idea for me or are interested in one of my paintings or prints – please get in touch 🙂


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