Karen Cole Painter




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Karen was born in Baltimore Maryland, on November 25th. As a teen, she studied painting and drawing with a well-known artist, Edward Saffell. After completing her BS in Art/Education at Towson University, she worked as a professional artist, and taught in public, and private schools. In 1986, Karen visited Santa Fe, New Mexico for the first time. The beautiful skies, the unique light, and incredible landscapes, attracted her. Its very large art scene was appealing too. Karen now resides in Santa Fe with her family, and continues her career as a painter. Her work has been published and exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States. She has many collectors and admirers worldwide. ARTIST STATEMENT I create from the uniqueness of my soul, trying to keep my mind free of dogmatic images. My goal is to paint part of my unexpressed self. I do this by layering many translucent, vibrant hues, which create new spectrums, shapes, and compositions. My work is organic, and flows into unpredictable changes. It is geometric and balanced. I don’t want to impose preconceived notions on the viewer. My wish is, for one to let go of every thought, clear the mind, and just absorb. I want the viewer to connect with each piece, and feel a mutual, visual heartbeat. It’s a gift to be able to share my talents. “To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes courage.” Georgia O Keeffe ARTIST RESUME 2019 gallery representation Convergence Gallery , 634 Canyon Road, Santa Fe NM convergencegallery.com Selected Solo Shows 2019 Deserts and Seas, Convergence Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2016 Geo, Eco, Atmospheres, Back Street Bistro, Santa Fe, NM 2015 Convergence Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2013. Jezebel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2010 Sensual Florals, Gallery 360, Scottsdale AZ 2008 The Art of Spring, Jezebel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2006 Art of the Land Paintings, Chado Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Phoenician Resort - Scottsdale AZ 2016 70 multi-layered, plexi-glass installations, 26 x 50” each Santa Fe Society of Artists, Inc. 2000 - 19 Santa Fe Plaza, May through October. Grand Images, Seattle WA 2010 - 19 Publishing and marketing company, for digital archival prints. Published CD Covers 2009 Dev Suroop Kaur: Mantras & Mudras, Narayan, Eternal, Radiance & Dance. Published Magazine articles 2005 Phoenix Home and Gardens, July issue, Scottsdale Magazine, August issue Arizona Foothills, July issue Selected Published Book Cover Illustrations 2008 Seeds of Luck, Seeds of Luck Publishing, Long Beach, CA 2007 Restless Spirit, Full Moon Publishing, Schererville, 2006 Full Moon Bloody Moon, Full Moon Publishing, Schererville, IN Published Greeting Cards 2008 Blue Sky Publishing, Boulder CO Numerous Global Private Collections