Karen is a self-expressive artist using a variety of materials & techniques to create original works of art. She strives to consistently come up with new ideas for creating art while maintaining a commitment to developing and producing high-quality artwork. Her skills include ceramic sculpture, understanding color, shape, and form, understanding production processes, and the ability to change ideas into 3-dimensional design. Online exhibitions include 5th Place ("Checkmate"), Special Merit ("Kohola"), and Special Recognition ("The Swing") - Light, Time and Space 12th Annual International Art Competition; ("Beneath the Sea") - Artistonish Magazine, 31st Issue; ("Whale of a Tail") - KBM Art Gallery Juried Online Show; ("Shore Break") - Marin Society of Artists Juried Online Fine Art Exhibit; and ("The TagAlong") - True Beauty Juried International Group Exhibition. She also exhibits locally with the Florida art organizations and associations of which she is a member.
I have spent my life creating art and draw inspiration from my past experiences, current environment, and future goals. I don’t sketch out my ideas, they come from within. As each piece progresses, I build on or take away, step back, interpret what I see, and then alter where I think it's needed. Sculpture is an art. It's trial and error and experimentation. It's frustration and joy. Each piece is one of a kind, born from my imagination and experience. It's a craft - a set of skills that produces an original handmade work. At times, a science with unpredictable results. So many variables that result in an eye-widening spectacle or the heartbreak of a piece that didn't quite reach its potential. I am constantly searching for the best way to adapt my ideas and turn them into inspiring artwork. If I capture a viewer’s attention to reflect upon my art for a moment I have succeeded. My goal is to create unique and creative art that speaks to who I am.