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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.  
Karen's love for nature drives her life and her passions, and is reflected in her art.  She loves capturing the beauty of nature in painting, photography and drawing.  Her painting style is uniquely hers, demonstrating representative abstraction with a heavy nod to color and texture. 
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 a board member of the Park City Artists Association.  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:

Salt Lake Community College, President’s Art Show, SLC, Juried, 2022

Utah Women Artists Exhibition, SLC, Juried, 2022, 2021 

Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, Juried, 2022, 2021, 2018

Summit County Winter Arts Showcase, Park City, Juried, 2022, 2019

Red Butte Gardens Spring Exhibition, SLC, Juried, 2022, 2019

PCAA Exhibition, Park City Library, 2021, 2018

In-situ/Ex-Situ Exhibition, Prospect Executive Suites, Park City, Juried, 2021

Creative Journeys, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Juried, Nov/Dec. 2019

A Collective Tapestry - Individual show with guest artist, Downtown Artist Collective, SLC, 2019

A Sense of Place - Prospect Executive Suites, Pop Up Gallery, Park City, Juried, 2019

Hidden Voices - Utah Valley University, Woodbury Art Museum, Juried, 2019

Dreamscapes - Kimball Art Center, Park City, 2018

Evolution - Downtown Artists Collective - 2 person exhibit, SLC, 2018

DAC Anniversary Exhibit, SLC, Oct. 2018, 2017



AWARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
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