My interest is to respond to and share my emotional vision of nature and her inhabitants. In current times, many of us only experience nature in glimpses of fragments as our cars float by on highways or in brief encounters on a camping trip into the wilderness or preserved park. I search through the ambiguity of the subject, using the contrast in pathos and humor or tragedy and celebration to bring an awareness to our environmental concerns or joy at the beauty of life.
“Karen’s subject matter, whether landscapes or portraits tell stories but also pose questions. She always sees more than just what is in front of her and her paintings do the same…a kind of seeking, peeling back layers of understanding, revealing deeper aspects of consciousness. The imagery is seeped with impressionistic influences and the seeing beyond the obvious give it a mysterious quality.”
Kris Kessey, Artist, University of California, Fresno