BIO AND RESUME
Karen is originally from Michigan where she began creating art as a young girl with pen and ink, a medium she still loves today. High school art classes brought about oil renderings of rock bands, and an everlasting interest in, and love of, painting. Having had no formal training in art and technique, Karen has created her own personal style which is continually developing and growing, particularly as “happy accidents” occur that spark new “Wow, that’s cool!” moments.
Karen's love for nature drives her life and her passions, and is reflected in her art. She loves capturing the beauty and serenity of nature in painting, photography and drawing.
Karen has commissioned paintings, sold at markets, and has donated work for fundraising events. Shows include a solo exhibit at the Downtown Artists Collective in SLC, and group shows at the Kimball Arts Center, Park City, among others.
Karen enjoys bringing art to the community as a board member at the DAC, volunteering at Bad Dog Arts, and as secretary of the Park City Professional Artists Association board. Sharing a love of art with people of all backgrounds, ages, and experience is a passion; seeing the spark of creativity and wonder come from a “blank canvas” is incredibly rewarding.
SHOWS and EXHIBITS:
Artist and exhibitor at CreatePC, Park City, UT
Creative Journeys, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Nov/Dec. 2019
Summit County Arts Showcase, July 2019
Red Butte Garden, PCPAA exhibit, June 2019
A Collective Tapestry - Individual show with guest artist, Downtown Artist Collective, April/May 2019
A Sense of Place - Prospect Executive Suites, Pop Up Gallery, Park City, March 15-July 15, 2019
Hidden Voices - Utah Valley University, Woodbury Art Museum - Jan. 2019
Dreamscapes - Kimball Art Center - Nov. - Jan. 2018
Kimball Arts Festival - Aug. 2018
Park City Library - PCPAA Exhibit, Spring 2018
Summit County Library - PCPAA Exhibit, Jan. 2018
Evolution - Downtown Artists Collective - 2 person exhibit, Jan. 2018
DAC Anniversary Exhibit - Oct. 2017, 2018
People's Choice Award - Cottonwood Heights Art Show 2018 and 2016
Board Member/Secretary: Park City Professional Artists Association
Board Member and Artist - Downtown Artists Collective, SLC