My paintings are of my life outdoors; where I visited, worked or hunted. I love painting landscapes. They seem to come together easily for me. I work hard at my art and hope to keep improving. I believe that a part of me comes through on the canvas when I work on a painting. I constantly strive to capture what I see and smell when I come upon that special moment.
Karen recently moved to Arizona after living in the Cody, Wyoming area for 35 years. She lived the true western life: having a been a ditch rider, ranch hand, truck driver, horseshoer, hunting guide, and lady bull rider. Karen also spent 11 seasons working for the U.S. Forest Service. Here landscapes reflect her life outdoors. An injury from a car accident brought Karen back to her art. With the help of a well-known artist in Cody, Karen began working hard at a career restarted late in her life.
Karen studied art at the Scottsdale Artist School and the Sedona Art Center. Her artwork has been featured in many regional publications, including the Billings Gazette, Cody Enterprise, Montana Life Styles, Art of the West, Southwest Art, Horses in Art, Wildlife Art and others.