She is a "Dreampainter". She is part of a group of dreamers that are healers. This type of healing was performed in most ancient civilizations and still continues today. It is accomplished by the use of dream techniques and is used for healing oneself or others. Karen transfers the images of dreams on to canvas with oil paints and brush. She dreams and paints for insight and vision. Art is an interactive experience for both the artist and the viewer. Her paintings evoke emotions for those who take time to imagine and enjoy. One needs only to relax and drift into the canvas.
Karen's Fine Art education is from Southern Seminary College in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. This was her basis. She has been creative for over 30 years, in fashion design, home furnishing design and foremost in her oil paintings. Her primary focus is painting, expressing femininity, strength and moreover life's gentleness. She communicates her dream visions in soft pastel lights, signifying ancient truths woven within the "Circle of Mother Earth".
Karen's paintings are in many private and corporate collections. She has been involved with the Greenwich Village Art show, as well as many juried art shows from Virginia Beach, Va. through Mystic, Ct. receiving numerous awards.
Karen's work is currently being shown at:
The Village Gallery of Katonah, Katonah, N.Y. 10536
Ward-Nasse Gallery, 178 Prince St., New York, NY 10012
Great Hangups, 4 Church Street, Carmel, NY 10512
The Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT. 06793
Papp Gallery, Inc. 560 Broadway Ste. 304 New York, NY 10012