About Karen

Harford County
For 23 years, I have been a professional freelance graphic designer and fine artist.  Through my graphic design experience, I have gained extensive knowledge and speed in the execution of a wide variety of design projects.  Including logos, brand identity, web design, editorial and advertising, illustrations, paintings and more! I love this entire planet and all of her creatures. I'm a big time tree hugger, I practice horticulture and meditation and I love cats. I live really close to the… more
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Insomnia Series

I suffer from insomnia and often get up in the middle of the night and paint. This abstract expressionistic bouquet of flowers is my mosty recent insomnia piece.
  • Abstract Bouquet
    Abstract Bouquet
    I suffer from insomnia and often wake in the middle of the night and paint. This is my latest "insomnia" piece.
  • Awake
    Awake
    Awake in the middle of the night.
  • Cali Ocean Surf
    Cali Ocean Surf
    California Ocean Surf

Spiritual Series

I was inspired to paint Divine Mother Mary. I'm proud of this because I don't usually do portraits and I think she came out quite nicely. Also in this series is a sweet winter church that I was inspired to paint.
  • Mary
    Mary
  • Winter Church
    Winter Church
    Winter Church

Christmas Cactus

Here are some pics I took of my process painting the Christmas Cactus.
  • Phase 1 Christmas Cactus
    Phase 1 Christmas Cactus
    Phase 1 - sketch and lighting
  • Phase 2 - Christmas Cactus
    Phase 2 - Christmas Cactus
    Color the cactus and deepen the walls
  • Christmas Cactus - Phase 3
    Christmas Cactus - Phase 3
    Here I add more shadows.
  • Christmas Cactus - Phase 4
    Christmas Cactus - Phase 4
    Added the highlights to the rain on the window and some cactus buds.

For the Beaches

Some of my beach paintings.
  • Beach at Night
    Beach at Night
  • Birds Eye View
    Birds Eye View
    Birds Eye View
  • Woman at the Window
    Woman at the Window
    Woman at the Window
  • Yellow Beach Bike
    Yellow Beach Bike
    Yellow Beach Bike
  • Ocean Surf
    Ocean Surf
    Ocean Surf