Karen on the beach of Lake Superior

Originally from the Kansas City metro area, Karen is a lifelong visual artist deeply interested in how our landscapes form and their intersections with history, art, and the built environment. Karen’s education and experience are in the visual arts, architectural engineering, and environmental design. Those aspects of her life drive the ideas, techniques, and craft behind her artwork. Her studio practice is a devotion to the land and water and is informed particularly through her habitat restoration, watershed protection, and hiking activities. Through travels, she discovered the imposing beauty of Lake Superior and moved to Duluth, Minnesota, in 2013 to be nearer to it.