Karen Martin OWS
Freelance Artist

About Karen

Karen Martin

MEDIUM: WATERCOLOR/OILS

After being raised by a watercolor artist, my mother, Virginia Wright, I began to see the world through an artist’s lenses. Watercolor is my choice of medium because it is not only challenging, but it also can be as detailed or free as I want the painting to be. My paintings range from landscapes to still life’s, however, I have found that I enjoy painting portraits the most because I try and capture the heart of the person I am painting to try and tell THEIR story. Regardless of the subject matter, I aspire to connect with the people I am working with to create a “feeling” or “mood” that the painting displays. Through the years my art has changed and developed to match my skills and personality. One thing I have found is that I desire for the viewer of the painting to have an imagination and try and figure out the story themselves.

As I continue on with my career, I aspire to share my gifts and talents with others to show people a world that I now see; a world full of love and joy, people’s stories and struggles, and beauty that truly comes from within and is all in the eye of the beholder.

My studio in Seville is now available for lessons on Wednesday mornings from 9AM to noon, pay as you come and the cost is $10.00 for more information contact me through the Contact the Artist tab.



Education:
Associate degree in Commercial Art Harrisburg Area Community College, PA
Various workshops in the field of watercolor with:
Cathy Welner - Hudson, OH
Jack Mulhullan - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Alvero Castagnet - Uruguay
Joseph Bolar - Colorado
Mary Whyte - Hinckley, OH

Exhibits/Shows:
Ohio Watercolor Society Juried exhibit, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Medina Library - Medina, OH
Art on the Green - Hudson, OH

Memberships:
Medina Art League
Hudson Art League
Active Member of Ohio Watercolor Society
Associate Member of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society

Corporate Sponsors:

Air Techniques, Inc. - Long Island, NY
European Design, Inc. - Glasgow, KY
Bud Preston, CD cover - Medina, OH
PSA - Seville, OH
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