Beginning at the age of 10, Karen realized that she had a very special artistic gift. Since that time, she has taught herself to utilize the talent given to her and, in addition to a biology degree, she has studied with a number of prominent contemporary artists. Developing her own style through many hours of study of techniques and creating those of her own, Karen has continually worked to improve her art. “The best artist never stops learning.”, Karen says. “There is always some way to better your art. You must keep an open mind and be willing to change your work as needed. Many pieces keep evolving as they progress and end up quite the learning experience.”
Karen has won numerous awards and exhibits extensively in the United States and England. She has raised thousands of dollars for wildlife and environmental conservation through her paintings and artwork. In sharing the special magic of wildlife and nature in her paintings, Karen hopes to help the viewer to better appreciate the natural world around them.
Karen is a member of (MIWAS) Marwell International Wildlife Art Society (England/UK/Europe), (TWASI) The Wildlife Art Society International (England/UK/Australia/Italy/Europe), and is a signature member of the (SAA) Society of Animal Artists (USA/New York) as well as several international miniature art societies.
Her work has been shown at numerous art exhibitions including:
The British Society of Miniaturists Summer Exhibition (Awarded the Polymers Plus Prize – Runner-up), The Papermill International Miniature Art Exhibition in New Jersey, the Royal Miniature Society (RMPSGS-UK) and a number of others.