Artist Karen Pedersen

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Karen began painting seriously in the mid 1970’s and in 2013 she was able to paint fulltime. Her education in art has included the Red Deer College Summer Series, evening classes at the Alberta College of Art and Design. She has attended  workshops with notable Canadian and American instructors along with self-directed study. A native Calgarian, Karen moved to Carstairs, Alberta in 2000 where she has a home studio.
She believes that art is a continuous process of learning and one of the best ways of observing and studying nature firsthand is to paint plein air (painting outdoors)
Karen enjoys working primarily with oils for the immediacy of an ‘alla prima’ technique when painting. When using acrylics and other water media she prefers to build the painting by applying multiple glazes creating a depth to the surface and image. She loves to interpret the landscape around her along with using her imagination when creating a piece.  Whatever the medium, she strives to use movement, form, and light to drawing the viewer in.
Karen’s paintings show her interest in a variety of subjects – landscapes and more recently wildlife. 
Karen is a member of the following groups: Cochrane Art Club, the Beaupre Artist Guild, Leighton Centre, Riverview Artists and the Federation of Canadian Artists.


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