Whether she and her husband are exploring by RV, motorcycle, snowmobile, kayak, or on foot, Karen captures memories with her camera and uses these images as reference for watercolour paintings. Her art captures realistic moments, to encourage viewers to pause and reflect on the astonishing but fragile beauty of our world.

Her favourite subjects include dramatic scenery, and nature studies of flowers and rocks. During the last three decades, over 600 of her paintings have found their way into private and corporate art collections in nineteen countries. Her motto is: “Making the world a happier place… One painting at a time.”

Karen is author of Watercolour Toolbox: Essentials for Painting Success, an award-winning art instruction book, and has been teaching watercolour workshops since 2006. Her home and studio overlook peaceful farmland in Lindsay.

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