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Karen R. Buford

Artist Statement 
"My artwork tends towards surrealism in how I think about developing and manipulating images. The transformative nature of computer applications allows me to incorporate many surrealist ideas into my artworks. Juxtaposition of divergent ideas are expressed by utilizing lines, shapes and colors to create compelling visual imagery. Many of my photos display the dreamlike quality indicative of surrealist art
I want people to feel the magical mystery that I feel when I photograph ordinary places, people and objects. I use my artistry to capture the imagination, evoke curiosity, promote contemplation, ask questions and engage in discussions. I want to change people’s opinions and long held beliefs or ideas about art, artists and their role in society. I want people to become entranced by my artworks to help them to realize the majesty of nature, the beauty of everyday natural and man made objects. I want them to appreciate how fantastic it is to be alive during this time.
I create my artwork to express my spiritual connection to everything in the universe. I find life to be filled with love, hope and joy. I design artworks that share the indomitable spirit of these ideals. I wish to share this consciousness with others. I will continue to use my artwork to uplift and inspire others! "
Karen Buford


Born and raised in Denver, CO, Karen Buford has traveled widely and lived in many states in pursuit of her artistic and educational goals. Karen has always been drawing, painting and creating since childhood! She enjoys sharing her passion for art with others and helping them find their joy through her beautiful art! Karen is an accomplished artist participating in Art exhibits both locally and nationally with her art in both public and private collections. 


Karen graduated with a BA in Fine Art and eventually became an art teacher with an M.Ed. in Art Education. Karen is currently a professional fine artist and an elementary art teacher for the local school district. Karen enjoys painting portraits, landscapes, florals and inspirational artworks. She also loves to create digital art photography and mixed media artworks on paper

My Gallery

Tuskegee Airmen Series-The Red Tails
Photo collage of members of the 332nd Fighter Group of Tuskeggee Airmen. In the foreground airmen are lined up in formation as the officer inspects them, saluting each one in turn. To either side of the men are images of airmen in uniform looking intently during a briefing. 
                                                                                                                                    Digital Photography



             Vegas Lights
             Artwork of night lights on the Las Vegas strip as seen from a high viewpoint. The photo is digitally altered to create a collage.
             The night scene has glowing neon highlights to capture the vibrancy, energy and excitement of Las Vegas!

                                                                                                                                       Digital Photography



Monarch Reflections
Quiet image of a beautiful Monarch butterfly alighting on a pink lotus flower.  The stillness of the water is shown in the near perfect reflection of  both the flower and the butterfly. Tiny fireflies dance around the surface adding a fairy essence to the picture. Captures the quiet zen environment for any room or spa space.

Digital Photography



Dreams and Imagination
Image of three women sitting in the lotus position. The women seem to be either floating above or immersed in the waves of the ocean background. The figures are outlined with  contrasting colors and moving wave patterns. As the colors shift the figures appear to move and undulate across the image. Invoke your dreams and unlock your imagination with this beautiful image.

Digital Photography

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