For Karen, creating art is like exploring the unknown. Inspiration often stems from a desire to recapture the unexpected beauty of a moment. She starts with an inkling of what she wants to create, and is never completely certain of where I will end up. I think great art happens when the artist lets go of imitating realism by allowing a true personality to emerge.
First and foremost, Karen sees herself as a painter experimenting with acrylics, watercolors and oils, but also enjoys dabbling with mixed media, and collage. Her bold and colorful style tends to give my work a slightly abstracted appearance.
Karen has taught a variety of classes for the Artist’s Alliance, Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events, the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts and others.