Karen is a Watercolor artist and a well known instructor. Karen was born is Calgary, Alberta but moved to the Kootenays with her husband and young children to find a simpler life. Karen worked as a nurse before changing careers to becoming a full time artist. Watercolor has been her main medium for over 25 years. Her paintings illustrate her love of nature and her belief that man and nature are intertwined. Karen finds that watercolor allows her new possibilities and challenges to be creative and express her thoughts.