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:
Summit County Winter Arts Showcase, 2022, 2019
Red Butte Gardens Spring Exhibition, 2022, 2019
PCAA Exhibition, Park City Library, 2021, 2018
In-situ/Ex-Situ Exhibition, Prospect Executive Suites, 2021
Kimball Arts Festival, 2018, 2021
Creative Journeys, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Nov/Dec. 2019
A Collective Tapestry - Individual show with guest artist, Downtown Artist Collective, 2019
A Sense of Place - Prospect Executive Suites, Pop Up Gallery, Park City, 2019
Hidden Voices - Utah Valley University, Woodbury Art Museum, 2019
Dreamscapes - Kimball Art Center, 2018
Evolution - Downtown Artists Collective - 2 person exhibit, 2018
DAC Anniversary Exhibit - Oct. 2018, 2017
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