Originally from Oregon, artist Karen Whitworth has spent her entire life enjoying nature and its vast sources of artistic inspiration. At a young age her family moved to Alaska where her passion for the outdoors was nurtured and her drive to capture it through paint blossomed. For the next 20 years she painted the rugged landscapes and beautiful animals that resided there. Whether painting a landscape en plein air or a still life in her studio, a common thread of vibrantly illuminated subjects tie her work together beautifully. It is this light that has inspired her recent works and those to come. Her original paintings are exhibited across the U.S. and can be found in collections around the world. Karen now resides in Redmond, Washington with her husband and 2 young children.