I am motivated by this unquenchable thirst for learning, for change, for newness. Although change is often discomforting, I know the secret to my happiness is constant growth. I do not fair well sitting idle. Painting and creating are the tools I depend upon which guarantee my changing, evolving, and progressing as a human being.
On the surface, I continue to be inspired mainly by color. On the subsurface, I wish to convey truth and honesty in my work – through my interpretation of whatever the subject matter may be, tangible or intangible.
Discovering the essence of things is my passion. Putting it on canvas is my essence.
I was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. I was self employed as a General Contractor for a decade prior to starting a family in 1999. In 2002 I decided to try my hand at pastel painting in Howard County where I currently reside with my family. The creative process grabbed hold of me and never let go, further studying oils, watercolor, and acrylics through continuing education courses at MICA and the Corcoran.
I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking & canning (EAT LOCAL!), yoga, cycling, discovering new music, concerts, being outdoors, and of course seeking visual inspiration!
Karen as currator: