Art for Karen is a personal expression of her love, respect and admiration for nature.. She loves the magic moments she feels when she satisfactorily creates a piece of art. Most of her recent works of art are mixed media with inks, pastels, and colored pencils. However, she also explores creating with acrylics, watercolors and oils. Animals are her most common subject matter but she also enjoys a variety of themes. Textures, high contrast, and positive-negative space creates the visual interest. She focuses on the eyes to express their personality.
Community School for the Arts (CSA) Marion, IN. invited Karen to exhibit during the month of October 2011.
Karen has exhibited in the juried shows of Honeywell, Lakeland Art Association and professional division of the Indiana State Fair.
2012 Ford Meter Box chose one of her piece for their annual art calendar. "The Grass is Always Greener..."
Marion General Hospital Call for ART purchased her art for the permanent collection in 2013.
Karen regularly participates in selling her art in the annual CSA Art Auction Scholarship Fund Raiser.
Karen was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2013 State Fair Art Exhibit. "The Grass is Always Greener.."
Fall Exhibit of the open Grant County Art Association she received 2nd in drawing and Peoples Choice.
Accepted into the 97 county Honeywell Exhibit with "Blue Rhino"
Accepted into the Honeywell Center Themed Art Exhibit 2014 with "Wacky bird"
Currently awaiting the proof of a illustration for the children's book , "If Your Dog Were Human,"