I\Karin was born in 1977 and grew up in the Kruger National Park where her father Kobus Krüger was a game ranger. Up until Karin was fourteen years old the family lived at Mahlangeni, an isolated game ranger station in the Northwest region of the park. Going to school she had to cross the Greater Letaba river with a little boat, where the hippos would protest and put on a threatening territorial show!
From there they lived at Crocodile Bridge and later Pretoriuskop. Throughout the years a variety of strays and orphans from the animal kingdom were temporary members of the family including an orphaned lion cub, Leo.
Leo taught Karin about emotional moods of wild animals as expressed by their eyes and body language.
Karin realized that she wanted to spend her life drawing and painting the wild animals that she came to know so well and the open spaces that call to her being.
Karin is a full time artist and lives in Noordhoek, Cape Town with her family and extended four legged family!
Lungisa's current available works can be viewed on the KEEP Exhibition page.