My subject matter is nature under a microscope. The focus is on our changing climate. What we can see and what remains hidden. I use watercolor inks, Japanese Sumi ink, salt and Caran D’ache pencils to capture movement and life. Everything is created in a spontaneous and organic dance with the motion of the brush as it meets the paper. I make little attempt to portray actual plants or animals though I do want my creations to look like they have lived or grown somewhere. Perhaps they are what has past or what’s to come. Living with beautiful objects that pay tribute to the natural world reminds us to slow down and reconnect with the world around us.
A graduate of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Karen Cole began as a painter and art educator. For 50 years she has explored and exhibited a wide variety of media, from painting to ceramics, glass, and mixed media. She continues to experiment with color, pattern, line and texture in her current watercolor expressions. She has exhibited at the Snyderman Works Gallery, Woodmere Art Museum, Wayne Art Center, University of the Arts, Salus University Gallery 431, Abington Art Center, Cheltenham Art Center and others, and her work can be found in many private collections. Karen has written articles for magazines including Somerset Studio, Art Journaling Magazine, Artful Blogging, Belle Armoire Jewelry, and Artists Café. She is a featured artist in select publications including Creative Wildfire by L.K. Ludwig and The Pulse of Mixed Media by Seth Apter, both available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Lucartha Kohler - Cast and fused glass
Judith Schaechter - Glass
Syd Carpenter - Ceramics
Bill Daley - Ceramics
Michael DeMeng - Assemblage
Keith Lo Buc - Assemblage
Susan Lenhart Kazmer - Assemblage
BS, Art Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BA, Painting, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
LK Ludwig, Creative Wildfire, Quarry Books- Featured Artist
Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine, "What to Wear to an Art Opening"
Art Journaling Magazine, "Travel Journaling"
Somerset Studio Magazine, Artwork Featured
Somerset Studio Magazine, "Repoussage"
Art Journaling Magazine, "Texture is your Journal"