Karen was born and raised in Hamilton. Taking private drawing lessons as a child, specializing in art studies throughout high school and receiving three honours certificates in fine arts from Mohawk College have helped keep art a central component of her life. She has worked in pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolour, encaustic, acrylic, and most recently Chinese brush painting.
Originally a mechanical draftsperson and technical illustrator, Karen now works part time for two not-for-profit, industrial environmental organizations. She is a member of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI) and the Botanical of Canada (BAC). She is also a member of the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton.
Members may bring their own materials. Some samples will be provided.