Karin Jarman, born in 1953 in Baden-Baden, studied Waldorf education at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. She moved to Great Britain, where she worked in a Camphill center for adults with special needs. In 1985, with her husband and three children, she moved to Gloucestershire and studied art therapy. Since 1990, she has worked as an art therapist at St. Luke's Medical Center in Stroud. Karin helped establish the Hibernia College of Art Therapy and has led courses in England and elsewhere. Through Oasis, an organization that she helped establish, Karin facilitates spiritual support groups for people with chronic health issues and life crises.