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Karen Ann

Karen Ann

Shelby Twp., MI

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I love the arts! I've always loved the passion and creativity the artist expresses. I love watching artists as they paint, draw, sing, write, dance, or play their music! Best of all, I passionately love being an artist! The freshness of a new piece is always so exciting. Itís an adventure in possibilities!

Although I first painted with acrylics and oils, as soon as I was introduced to water media, I became a water-colorist. For me, it was almost a textural thing. It was the difference between going wading in a thick jelly or skinny dipping in a spring fed pond thatís so clean you can see everywhere you look, with perfect clarity! The movement of the paint as it swims across the paper or blends with another color is a visual party you just donít want to miss.

So, what is my painting style? I have always been an artist, but was most often led towards an expressionistic painting style. That does seem to be the common thread running through many of my paintings. I strive to evoke an emotional experience or response, sometimes even distorting physical reality in favor of an emotional expression. I want my paintings to awaken a feeling, remind the viewer of a forgotten moment, or open a door to an unexpected possibility!

 

Tulips Awakened by Karen Ann

 

Line Dance by Karen Ann

 

Double Hibiscus Dressed in Peach by Karen Ann

 

God's Promise by Karen Ann

 

Color of Spring by Karen Ann

 

Glow of Dusk Swim by Karen Ann

 

Smoky Mountain Haze by Karen Ann

 

Harbor Sails by Karen Ann

 

Pink Stargazer Lily by Karen Ann

 

Misty Morning Cove by Karen Ann

 

Wet Iris by Karen Ann

 

Amaryllis Morning by Karen Ann

 

Huntress by Karen Ann

 

Red Rock Morning by Karen Ann

 

Owl by Karen Ann

Owl

 

Sunset Shadow Dance by Karen Ann

 

Sheltie Love by Karen Ann

 

Sun Kissed Floral by Karen Ann

 

Blue Velvet by Karen Ann

 

Pushing Spring by Karen Ann

 

Morning Finches by Karen Ann

 

Spring Lily by Karen Ann

 

Sunflower in the Winds by Karen Ann

 

Butterfly Dance by Karen Ann

 

Lake Walk by Karen Ann

 

Hushed Wings by Karen Ann

 

Pretty in Pink Lily by Karen Ann

 

Sea Turtle by Karen Ann

 

Sunny Floral by Karen Ann

 

Sunflower Stitches and Paint by Karen Ann

 

Effervescent Woman by Karen Ann

 

A Gentle Flight by Karen Ann

 

Morning Respite by Karen Ann

 

Birthing Jazz by Karen Ann

 

Picassoesque by Karen Ann

 

Zinnia Fluff by Karen Ann

 

Becoming Butterfly by Karen Ann

 

Butterflies Be Blessed by Karen Ann

 

Blue Iris by Karen Ann

 

Just Below the Surface by Karen Ann

 

Red Rock Mountains of Sedona by Karen Ann

 

Rosebud in Red by Karen Ann

 

Winter Greens in Michigan by Karen Ann

 

My Turn Feeding Frenzy by Karen Ann

 

Tiger Lily's Dinner Guest by Karen Ann

 

Summer Scents by Karen Ann

 

Midnight Iris by Karen Ann

 

Dragonfly by Karen Ann