Karen has always been drawing, painting or creating something since childhood. She enjoys sharing her passion for art with others and helping them find their joy through creating beautiful art. Karen is an accomplished artist participating in art shows and exhibits both locally and nationally with her art in both public and private collections. Karen graduated with a B.A. in Art. She continued her education to become a teacher and earned an M.Ed. in Art Education. Karen is currently a professional fine artist and an elementary art teacher for the school district. She says the best thing about teaching is the moment when students discover they can do more than they first believed. She enjoys painting portraits, landscapes, florals and inspirational acrylic paintings. She also loves to create handcrafted greeting cards and mixed media artwork on paper.