My art feeds my soul and expresses the utter joy I feel when wandering the mountainsides surrounding my Montana log cabin. The ever changing colors of a granite wall on a crisp fall morning exhilarate me; the mysteries found in the soil and water fascinates me; and the grandness of the highest peaks and oldest forests humbles me. My bright and playful watercolor paintings celebrate nature as the aspen trees dance before me, the coyotes sing, and the wind whispers secrets in my ears.
I am surrounded by inspiration – from the wonderful people that share their lives with me to the awesome beauty of nature. Come take a walk with me. Explore nature’s curiosities, imagine a world healthy, wild, and whole; look, listen, and discover for yourself. – Karen
An appreciation of both nature and art has always been a part of Karen’s life. Growing up she could never get enough of either. She would beg her dad to take her camping and fishing with the boys and then beg her mom to let her “help” with sewing and painting projects. Now as an adult, she has combined these two loves and creates art that shares her passion for nature and a sustainable life.
Karen made her way west as a young adult and has been lucky to live and work in many beautiful places. Together with her husband, Van, she has traveled by bike and foot exploring our national lands while cultivating an even deeper appreciation of the value of nature. Today, they call the foothills of the beautiful Bitterrroot Mountains of Montana home. They spend their free time wandering off-trail, listening to nature’s song, growing their own food, and doting on their flock of chickens.