As an artist, Karen hopes to elicit a feeling or an emotion in viewers, whether it is through the subject, or through bold color. A painting should evoke a visceral response, drawing the viewer in, and inviting them to “take a journey” outside themselves - beauty is captured in a moment on canvas.
Karen is originally from Michigan where she began creating art with pen and ink, a medium she still loves today. High school art classes brought about oil renderings of rock bands, and an everlasting interest in, and love of, painting. Having had no formal training in art and technique, Karen has created her own personal style which is continually developing and growing, particularly as “happy accidents” occur that spark new discoveries in her work.
Karen has shown in galleries and exhibits, participated in the Kimball Arts Festival, commissioned paintings, and has donated work for fundraising events.
Karen will be showing her work at the DAC Gallery April 16th through May 13th with guest artist Nikita Andrews Nenashev. Please see below for gallery hours. We hope to see you there!