Portraits and Figures


A selection of recent portraits and figure paintings


I love to people watch.  Sitting quietly in a park, sipping tea in a coffee shop, or driving slowly through small town Montana, it’s the people I see.  It’s the people I wonder about.  It’s these ordinary people that I most enjoy painting. My watercolor portraits reveal the stories of these ordinary people, all of whom have extraordinary lives.    I find that our stories are not only imparted through words, but etched into our faces, told through our eyes, and explained by the way we hold ourselves.  I love that each of us is unique in looks, personality, and life experience.   I have been successful with a painting when not only is there a likeness, but also a glimpse into the life and spirit of my subject.

Commissioned work is welcomed.  Please contact Karen for more information.