Karen has been studying art for most of her life. She studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago when she was 13. That experience sent her off on a long journey learning all forms of art.
Karen has studied with many artists including Ed Macomber, Richard Christian Nelson, Dan Nelson and John Ebersberger.
She is a member of the Coastal Carolina Plein Air Painters. She was awarded 1st prize in 2015 at the TRAA annual show in New Bern.