Karen Barnett, KBFA
Estes Park, Colorado
Karen Barnett is a multi-media artist living in the mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado. Considering herself a home grown artist, she seeks inspiration from the beauty that surrounds her. For the first fifteen years of her career Karen hand built ceramic tiles and made mosaic furniture. Her tile and furniture were represented by stores in Aspen, Santa Fe, Denver and Dallas as well as the Neiman Marcus Horchow Catalog. Now for more than a decade she has been painting landscape, still lifes and abstract paintings with oil and pastel. Her abstracts are merely an extension of her plein aire landscapes. The large abstract canvases, saturated with color, are reminiscent of the landscape she loves. Her work has been represented by galleries in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.