Karen's work is rooted in landscape but breaks with the traditional paintings of the Hudson Valley. After settling in this area several decades ago, she is inspired by the distinct seasons, craggy mountains and vistas of sky. Each art-piece explores a moment when a viewer may pause to notice the shift in the hue of the sky or the moving pattern on the forest floor. But unlike the traditional Hudson Valley landscape painters, Karen uses unconventional perspective, abstracted forms and/or unusual found elements to capture these moments. Color and patterns evoke an emotion rooted in a cultural iconic concept or personal memory. Collage materials, sequins, ribbon, or a re-purposed lace tablecloth further evoke identity of culture, time and place.
Karen's work will be on view and for sale in the Library for the month of September. There will be an artist reception and meet & greet on September 21 at 6pm. All are welcome.Upstairs