Watercolor has been Karen’s passion for the past 20 years, and fifteen years ago she picked up pastels and loves them also. Now she splits her time between the two and enjoys the lessons she learns from exploring both medium.
Karen mostly paints landscapes, but also paints florals, pet portraits, and sometimes abstracts. She likes painting plein aire, but usually ends up in her studio using a photo and her imagination. She feels like she grows with each painting that she completes and is still exploring all different aspects of the world on paper. Painting adds passion to her life and gives her great comfort and joy.
She is a member of the Folsom Art Association, Sacramento Fine Arts Center (WASH), the Sutter Street Artists Gallery. Placer County Arts Council, California Art Club and the Pastel Society of the West Coast
Karen’s most recent award was Painting of the Year Florals with the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 2022
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