My name is Karin Kiessling, I was born in 1971 and still live in Landau/Palatinate, in the south-west of Germany.


With my pharmacy studies and 12 years of work in laboratories I was dedicated to natural sciences, before I fell ill with ME/CFS.


During this illness I found more time to live my passion, painting and drawing.

At first I tried watercolour, and in 2014 I started drawing with charcoal and pastels and found “my” media with those two.

Since then I love to draw portraits of humans and animals to express the uniqueness and soul of every creature. 

Since September 2016 member of the Pastel Guild of Europe (PGE).

Winner of the "Get Dusty" competition
2016/10 of the Pastel Guild of Europe with "Amur Tiger" and honourable mention of "Grey Seal"