Born and raised outside of Phoenix, Karen graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors degree in Art, and a secondary degree in Education. She also earned a Masters degree in art education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Ma. She has been teaching all media of high school art since the 1990s.
Karen has lived and worked in California, Illinois and Michigan. She also spent five years in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, during which time she traveled the world extensively. She has raised three children. Besides her passion for art, Karen collects and studies Native American arts and crafts and enjoys bicycling.
Pastels are Karen’s creative choice, although she has also perfected a printmaking process called Clayprints (pulling original, one of a kind monoprints from a painted, textured clay slab). In addition to studio work, where she primarily paints from photographs she has taken on her travels, Karen enjoys Plein Air in such locations as Santa Fe and Taos.
Karen’s studio is in Evergreen, Colorado where she can be reached at: