Art making is an intuitive process for me. It may begin with an idea but typically there is no plan. Areas of color, form and line on the canvas begin a dialog between me and what is emerging from the composition. In this development I find images that are literal or abstract. My paintings are an appeal to an emotion. This process is a place where I can get lost in my own reality.
Karen studied at the The Art Institute of Boston, the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA. The Fuller Museum in Brocton, MA, The Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA where she earned her diploma in Fine Arts. She has studied many forms of fine art including drawing, painting ceramics and monoprint. Presently her work centers on drawing and painting using oil paint, watercolor, wax and charcoal. Currently Karen works out of her studio in Oxford, MA. Her work has been exhibited throughout New England. When she’s not teaching or creating art she is spending time with her 2 daughters, her husband, 2 cats and a dog named “Blue”.
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