Karen attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.
She thoroughly loves teaching watercolor and collage and teaches workshops nationwide. She believes that painting should be fun, but also teaches a strong sense of design.
Karen is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, San Diego Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Red River Watercolor Society, Minnesota Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, Northern Plains Watercolor Society, Northstar Watermedia Society, and has had many paintings accepted into other national shows.
She has won many awards, both locally and nationally.
Her paintings are featured in Splash 6, Watercolor, Fun and Free, and Searching for the Artist Within, Watercolor-The Spirit of Spontaneity, Watercolor without Boundaries, Artistic Touch 4, and the magazine, Watercolor Magic (Aug.’04). Karen was chosen as (one of 10 artists) “Ones to Watch” in the December 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine! Most recently, she completed making 2 videos for Creative Catalyst Productions, called “Fun with Mixed Media” and “Fun with Acrylics”.