Karen graduated from the Illustration program at Sheridan’s faculty of Animation, Arts & Design. She worked as a freelance illustrator for a number of years before transitioning into the restaurant business, then started a family and finally returned to her art career in the early 2000s.
She has been painting full time for many years now and has become known for both her abstract and figurative work. 2 major publications on the use of cold wax have included Karen’s work- ‘Painting with Cold Wax’ by Serena Barton published in 2015 by North Light Books & ‘Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations’ by Rebecca Crowell & Jerry McLaughlin published May 2017. And her figurative work has also been included in ‘Drawn From Life: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Techniques’ by Helen Birch published in May 2017.