Karen is a self taught painter, who spent her college years at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, sampling just about every department available, with textile and fashion design eventually seizing most of her attention. Although based in the home economics department, that course of study required a fair amount of drawing classes from the art department, and the introduction to life drawing was made. Many years and many experiences later, the focus of Karen’s work is again with the figure, intrigued by the stories that can be told with paintings of people, their postures, and their relationships to each other. Karen’s current work is acrylic paint on canvas, with the occasional mural added in just for fun.
I paint with acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. Occasionally I do ‘color sketches’ on paper which sometimes end up at exhibit as matted paintings. I do not make reproductions of any of my paintings, so each one that you look at is a unique rendering of my point of view.
Enjoy, and thanks for looking!
Karen Cooper Website