Life is good... Art is my obsession and livelihood, working as a professional artist since 1976.
After 19 years in graphic arts, I shifted to exclusively fine art in 1995,
focusing on large wall murals and commissioned canvas paintings.
Since that time I have created hundred 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 directly.
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/past president of the Red River Watercolor Society;
founding member of (FMVA) in Fargo, ND;
The Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton, ND;
and The Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY.
Founding member and president of Dakota Fine Art, Fargo;
My work can be seen at:
Dakota Fine Art, Fargo, ND; Underbrush Gallery, Fargo, ND;
The Red Door Art Gallery, Wahpeton, ND;
Western Edge, Medora, ND or at my private studio by appointment.
“Celebrating life… people, animals and nature. Finding what is overlooked.”
Karen’s style is realism with a touch of impressionism,
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 essence 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, supported with energy and a strong work ethic,
striving to make her best…better.