Abstract and mixed media pieces reflect an abiding interest in musical rhythms in Karen’s work, with line, shape and colour playing essential parts. Imagery is often inspired by the natural world, sometimes, as it appears juxtaposed with man-made structures.
Engagement in the arts, whether painting, writing, or singing has been enriched by travels in North America and Europe, painting studies at Emily Carr University, degrees in Arts and Education, students in her classrooms for almost 20 years, and young actors and crew members in her studio theatre.
Karen’s work reflects a quest to see experience from altered and broader perspectives. She appreciates that the arts foster greater awareness, understanding and compassion for others. Karen supports charitable causes, including those in support of mental health and the Vancouver Symphony.