The word 'Berkana' comes from an acient Viking rune which means infinite creativity, growth, re-birth, renewal and love. 

Please feel free to enjoy the website and contact me if you have any questions, comments or are interested in private art lessons, purchasing any of my artwork or publishing my writing. Presently, I am in the process of editing of my first novel, a Sci-Fi /Fantasy: Waves and Frequencies.

In addition to my individual artworks and writing projects, my life partner, Harald Horchreder, asked me to be his private painting teacher. We decided to create a painting together. Below, you can see the result of our teamwork. This mural-size, 5'x7' acrylic painting was an amazing adventure and we had so much fun during our creative processes.

My professional path has been quite colorful. I have woven and keep weaving many disciplines into my on-going quilt of careers. In the past I have instructed over 10,000 students in the disciplines of Art, Music, Theatre, ESL and English Composition at public, private and international schools in Colorado and Germany. I have been a pianist for ballet schools, draftsman for oil and civil engineers, (before there was CAD) horse trainer/equestrian instructor and volunteer docent/artifact researcher for the Educational Department of the Denver Art Museum. I earned my degrees from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado,  my second language is German and I consider myself a life-long learner.

Harald and I are enjoying our creative and adventurous lives together at home in Colorado and around the world. We are thrilled to be back in the saddle again on horseback and motorcycle!

Berkana Arts

Karyn Ingrid Estela