BALANCE, COLOR, WATERCOLOR
Design, color, and simplicity are the main elements of Karen’s work. She uses watercolors in a non-traditional way by mixing opaque and transparent paints. Karen contrasts pure with grayed colors that are more expressive than the “local color” of the photo, simplifying the design, balancing large simple shapes with smaller shapes, and eliminating any elements that don’t add to the design.
Karen is a graduate from Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, MI. Numerous juried competitions include The National Watercolor Society, NWS traveling shows, Potomac Valley Watercolorists Award, The Edgar Ewing Memorial Award; The Philadelphia Watercolor Society Award; The National Watercolor Oklahoma, Best in Show; California Watercolor Association, Bronze Award; Taos National Exhibition of American Watercolors, The Taos National Society of Watercolorist Award. Karen is a Signature Member of The National Watercolor Society.