All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso
about the artist
Raised in Unionville, Ontario, Karen’s passion for art began at a very young age. Mostly self-taught, Karen enjoys learning new concepts to enhance her skills. With a love of Art History, her inspiration comes from a few specific artists such as VanGogh, Monet and The Group of Seven. Karen’s main focus of landscapes and florals is inspired by a love for the natural settings of God’s design. She uses a vibrant palette and doesn’t limit herself to one style or concept to capture these images.
Karen says “I like to capture places I’ve journeyed to or what I see around me, what the scene speaks to me with a spiritual element from my creator. My recent work is done with broken brushstrokes that sometimes have a mosaic affect reflecting on how we live in a broken world, no one is perfect, but all the strokes piece together into a complete picture how God has created each one of us uniquely.” Her work is in private collections in various locations of southern Ontario as well as local businesses for show and sale.
For the past decade, Karen has taught children’s art programs from K to 8 in her Uxbridge home, schools and at local studios. She has also instructed adult beginner acrylic paint classes. Her passion for art extends beyond herself. She loves to teach and inspire creativity in children, as well as learn from them! She has a studio for classes in her home in Port Perry, Ontario.
Previous member of Artists of Uxbridge
Scugog Council for Arts member
Art in the Park, Uxbridge 2015
Art in the Park, Uxbridge 2016
Art in the Park, Uxbridge 2017
Scugog Arts Council, Juried Show 2017
Art on the Fringe, 2017
Pine Ridge Arts Council Juried Show 2017
Lake Scugog Studio Tour May 5 & 6, 2018
Scugog Council for Arts Juried Show, 2018
Art in the Park, Uxbridge 2018
Art on the Fringe, Sept 15 & 16 2018
Scugog Culture Days - Mini tour Sept 28, 29, 30 2018
Lake Scugog Studio Tour 2019
Art in the Park, Uxbridge 2019