Kara Dee Harrison

The Incorrigible Mrs Fox

 

Mrs Fox has always had a flare for the dramatic arts, but didn’t quite find her home in it until a friend brought her to a drag show. She fell heads over (very high) heels in love, and hasn’t looked back since. Mrs Fox founded The Audacious Otter Revue on her 25th birthday, with a mission to travel across the world, collecting performers who would inspire her audiences to find their passion, live their best lives, and be their truest selves.

 

The Incorrigible Mrs Fox

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

3 x 12 in. - $175

6 x 12 in. - $275

 

 

 

Remus St Cyr

 

Remus comes from a long line of strongmen who devoted their formative years to travelling circuses and sideshows. His aptitude for the performing arts was nurtured from a young age with vocal, dance, and acting lessons, but his highest calling is design. Remus joined The Audacious Otter Revue early on, and has been wowing their audiences with feats of strength on stage, and wowing their performers with bold costume designs off stage.

 

Remus St Cyr

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

3 x 12 in. - $175

6 x 12 in. - $275

 

Sunny Dee

 

Sunshine joined The Audacious Otter Revue as an assistant. She travelled extensively with the troupe, caring for their costumes, typing up set lists, and secretly learning all of the signature group routines. One sunny day she boldly added her own name to the audition list. Sunshine’s transformation from unseen stage hand to bodacious burlesque performer was a slow one. Bit by bit, performance by performance, she has allowed her audiences to see more and more of her body and soul, and life will never be the same.

 

Sunny Dee

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

3 x 12 in. - $175

6 x 12 in. - $275


Nude Dawn

 

Dawn was a body builder and personal trainer in her early 20’s. She creates her performances around complex technical choreography that always culminates in spectacularly creative pasty reveals. When she travels with The Audacious Otter Revue her tagline is ‘fastest tassels in the land’, and she claims that her wife has clocked them at over 200 mph.

 

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

3 x 12 in. - $175

6 x 12 in. - $275

Little Red Rocket

 

Rocket grew up away from the performing arts, spending her school years focusing on math and science. As an adult she longed for a creative outlet, and found it when The Audacious Otter Revue came through town. Two year later, she auditioned and is now a botanist by day and a show stopping cabaret singer by night. Rocket loves to let the music move her during her performances, which often consist of a mixture of song and dance.

 

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

3 x 12 in. - $175

6 x 12 in. - $275

Florence Fatale

 

Florence is the only daughter of romani travelers who settled in North America in the 70’s. She started performing for her family and their friends as soon as she had mastered walking. Dancing turned to gymnastics, which grew to poi and staff spinning, then evolved into aerial silks, snake charming, and fire dancing. You simply never know what Florence has in store for her audience until she is on stage (or occasionally in the air) dazzling them with it.

 

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

3 x 12 in. - $175

6 x 12 in. - $275

 



Theodora

 

Theodora is a champion of motivation and gives excellent high fives to anyone who needs them.

 

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

4 x 6 in.

$125

Theodora and Alonso    

 

Theodora gives Alonso a big pep talk before all of his circus practices.

Alonso helps Theodora perfect her high five technique. 

 

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

6 x 8 in.

$200

Shepherd and Alonso

 

Shepherd is an excellent climber.

Alonso dreams of being an acrobat.

Together they have formed a daring circus routine that they perform at picnics for their friends.

 

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

5 x 7 in.

$150


Gilligan

 

Gilligan’s ‘people stuff’ collection has expanded from drinking straws to include spoons and rubber bands. He once found one of those little scoopers made especially for kiwis.

 

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

5 x 7 in.

$150

Frederick

 

Frederick is the keeper of secrets. He knows who Amelia’s crush is and where Gilligan hides his drinking straws. The one thing he can’t figure out is the secret ingredient in Albertina’s lemon tarts!   

 

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

5 x 7 in.

$150

Amelia and Frederick

 

Amelia enjoys reading and writing love letters, her favourite is one her mother wrote to her father six years ago.

Frederick enjoys proofreading all of his sister Amelia’s letters.

 

Acrylic, ink, and resin on board

6 x 8 in.

$200

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As a bright eyed graduate I began a year of study at Malaspina University College (now Vancouver Island University), but found their guidance both too narrowly focused and too loosely instructed for my aspirations. A private apprenticeship with local artist Richard Hoedl followed, which proved to be a much more rewarding experience. Much personal study and experimentation followed, workshops and tutorials guiding my emerging style. 

 

Most recently I began a tattoo apprenticeship with Nicholas McMaster, challenging myself to expand my scope of work and translate it to a squishy and demanding canvas, the human body.  Through Nick's influence and instruction, I have also been able to further develop my painting skills. 

 

Being a part time mermaid necessitates a certain minimum of turquoise, gold, and water elements incorporated into my artwork. I love secrets and surprises and searching where I have not yet been invited. For this reason I often hide found objects, plastic dinosaurs, and messages in the backs of my paintings for other seekers to discover. 

 

I hope that others will find joy in my work, and create elaborate backstories for the characters held therein.  

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joe@gallerymerrick.com

 

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