Karen's signature "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see" - Edgar Degas


"Our Town"

Your invited! Meet Karen and see her latest paintings of "Our Town", Key West.

Artist reception is April 5, 2019 from 6-8pm at Frangipani Gallery - 1102B Duval St.

The exhibit will run April 5-30th. Normal Gallery hours are 10am - 6pm Daily.

Finding Your Voice in Watercolor 2019

Key West Art Center
Beginning Jan 8, 2019 - Mar 26, 2019
Tues: 10am - 1pm
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

Register on line on my contact page or
call 847-687-2667 to reserve your space. Class size is limited to 12 students. Classes are indoors, upstairs at the Art Center unless notified ahead of time.

Fees: $30 per Class or $100 for 4 classes

Download the supply list (in PDF format) for this class here .

Roselle, ILL Plein Air Competition

The Roselle Main St Merchants Association held their first Plein Air competition this summer (2018). This painting, "The Lynfred Winery" earned 1st place.

Watercolor FUN-damentals 2018

The Studios of Key West
Mondays, Nov 12th, 19th, and 26th at 6pm - 8:30pm

Register at: www.tskw.org
Members $95 / Non-members $105
No starter kit:

Build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of watercolor during this three day beginners workshop. Students will receive advice on organizing a palette, choosing and preparing materials, how to use water and pigment to create a variety of brush strokes, lay down washes and create texture.

Download the supply list (in PDF format) for this class here .

Cultural Arts Magazine

Karen's painting "Coming Home" was selected by the Florida Keys Art Council to be in the
2019 Cultural Arts Magazine distributed throughout the Florida Keys.

Tropic Cinema Holiday Card

It was an honor to be selected for the 2016-17 Tropic Cinema Holiday Elf Project in Key West, FL.

Keys TV

See Karen on Keys TV.

During this 15 minute interview she discusses her art, her teaching philosophy, watercolor techniques, class content and her love for Key West. Just "click" on the title to link a You Tube video of the show.

Customs House Museum Mural 2013-2014

In conjunction with the Weekend Festival "Art Key West", the Customs House juried in nine 7' x 7' murals to depict the history of Key West and be displayed in their first floor windows. I choose the sponge business in 1880. My Airedale mysteriously made the painting too!

Florida Water Color Society Acceptance

My Painting, "A Day At The Festival" was accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society's 42nd Anniversary Exhibit in 2013 held in Sarasota and Ocala, FL.

Florida Key Watercolor Society 2014

The Florida Keys Watercolor Society's 2014 judged exhibit at the Key West Art Center earned me third place as well as the "People's Choice Award" for my painting "Three Koi", 11 x 14 watercolor.

Florida Keys Watercolor Society 2009

As a member of the Florida Keys Water Color Society, Karen entered the painting "Shrimping on the Katherine Lucille" into the annual show held March 6 thru April 6th in Marathon. She received the "Florida Watercolor Society Award" and a cool big green ribbon. Thank you to the society members and judges.

Waterfront Playbill Cover

It was an honor to have my painting, "Evening at the Waterfront" be on the cover of the 2013-2014 playbill for the Waterfront Theater in Key West.

Key West Cruisers

Key West Cruisers: Rolling on the Rock

Along with forty local artists, Karen created a custom art bike for the Studios of Key West fund raiser event to be held Feb 26, 2011. Karen's bike is a tribute to the Beatles.

For more information and complete cataolg and price sheet of all 40 bikes go to www.tskw.org.