Karen was born in Oahu, Hawaii in 1959. The majority of her years have been spent in California with the exception of fifteen years when she lived in Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska.
After obtaining a degree in Horticulture from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California and a second degree in Fine Arts from Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyoming, she has decided to settle down in the central coast of Calfornia.
Her work in the fields of horticulture, graphic design and theater have given her wonderful and challenging opportunities.
Karen's art is inspired by nature and the love of animals. Acrylic on canvas is her medium of choice with a style of contemporary realism.