Gallery

The Gallery includes a number of Karen’s originals, including mediums such as: pastel on paper, oil on canvas, pastel and pouring medium on canvas. Also included, are several of her earlier works back to 2003. Please feel free to contact Karen with any questions or purchase inquiries.

Art Update – Email List

Receive an email notification from Karen when she completes an original, or schedules an art showing, by sending her a quick email asking to be added to the list. You can expect to receive an update monthly.


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Latest Original – Alders

Alders
Pastel on paper
18″ x 10″
Available for sale

Alders
Alders are found throughout British Columbia’s coastal rainforest. I was inspired to create this original from one of my previous pieces, Coastline IV, where this grand giant made a brief yet bright appearance. 


Pacific Rim
Pastel on paper
8″ x 12″
Available for sale

Pacific Rim
One of my favourite locations to visit for inspiration is the Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island. This region includes the villages of Ucluelet and Tofino, as well as an abundance of awe-inspiring islands. Experiences from many trips to this area inform my art work today.

Approaching an island by boat, provides a unique perspective of the coastline. Most islands in these waters are rain-forested, with trees tightly lined up along the shoreline like guardians watching over and protecting sacred lands. From a distance, the row of trees appear to blend together with little definition. Moving closer however, the trees and thick underbrush begin to emerge, each revealing characteristics of size, form, and colour. The rugged shoreline rock formations come to life – Stunning!

The island in this original is a little gem that I came across in the Pacific Rim region last summer. I hope my interpretation of it captures for you the spirit and raw beauty as I experienced it that day.


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Coastline IV
Pastel on paper
16″ x 8″
SOLD
West Coast Trail
Pastel on paper
15″ x 13″
SOLD
Arbutus
Pastel on paper
10″ x 12″
Available for sale

Great Bear Rainforest III
Pastel & pouring medium on canvas
40″ x 60″
SOLD
Blackfish Sound
Pastel on paper
14″ x 11.5”
Available for sale
Tall Trees IV
Pastel on paper
36″ x 12″
SOLD

Great Bear Rainforest
Pastel & pouring medium on canvas
18″ x 72″
SOLD
Trees on Bluff
Pastel on paper
9″ x 14″
2009
SOLD
Coastline
Pastel on paper
22.5″ x 15″
Available for sale

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Coastline VI
Pastel on paper
14″ x 14″
SOLD
East Sooke Park
Pastel & pouring medium on canvas
24″ x 48″
SOLD
Otter Point
Pastel on paper
8″ x 20″
2005
SOLD

Gulf Islands
Pastel on paper
18″ x 18″
2010
Available for sale
China Beach
Oil on canvas
40″ x 60″
SOLD
Coastline III
Pastel on paper
7.5″ x 10.5″
2012
SOLD

Strong Tide Island
Pastel on paper
24″ x 20″
2004
SOLD
Fingal Island
Pastel & pouring medium on canvas
36″ x 60″
Available for sale
Tall Trees
Pastel on paper
28″ x 8″
2003
SOLD

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Golden Spruce
Pastel & pouring medium on canvas
48″ x 36″
Available for sale
Women III
Pastel on paper
11.5″ x 13″
2008
SOLD
Coast Trail
Pastel & pouring medium on canvas
36″ x 48″
Available for sale

Spirit Bear – Kermode
Pastel & pouring medium on canvas
36″ x 36″
Available for sale
Tofino
Pastel on paper
12″ x 12″
Available for sale
Tree
Pastel on paper
12″ x 12″
2007
SOLD

Tall Trees V
Pastel on paper
16″ x 8″
Available for sale