Art is my passion and livelihood,
working as a professional artist since 1976.
After 19 years in graphic arts,
I shifted to exclusively fine art in 1995,
with a focus on large wall murals and
commissioned canvas paintings.
Since that time I have created hundreds
of art pieces for commercial and residential locations
to include: cathedrals, hospitals, living centers, schools,
museums, restaurants, sport facilities and
government buildings as well as private homes.
I work with interior designers or
the client personally.
Approximately 90% of my work is commissioned.
Working in a variety of mediums and
subjects allows me to be flexible,
to accommodate client requests and still
incorporate my personal creative twist.
A signature member and past president
of the Red River Watercolor Society;
founding member of Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists
(FMVA) in Fargo, ND;
The Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND;
and The Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY.
My artwork is available through
Underbrush Gallery, Fargo, ND and
The Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND.
In addition to my studio and mural commissions,
I teach workshops and private lessons.
“Celebrating life… people, animals and nature.
Finding what is overlooked.”
Karen’s style is realism with revelation,
keeping her paintings fresh and interesting
no matter the theme.
“Painting animals and people are my favorites.”
Her goal is to capture the personality and
behavior of her subject,
especially thru their eyes.
Plein air (open air painting) has developed
her observation and quick decision skills.
“There is no better teacher than
direct observation and nature itself.”
Inspiration comes effortlessly and is backed up
with energy and a strong work ethic,
striving to make her best…better.