Karen as been painting for many years, beginning as a child, with the help of a very talented mother, also an artist. She continued taking art courses throughout her schooling, studying under Dora Rivet during her Jr. College years in Minnesota. Begining with oils, she has found painting with acrylics to be her preferred method. Karen is a member of the Ojai Art Center, Buenaventura Art Association and the Santa Paula Society of the Arts. Her paintings have been shown in the Ojai Valley Inn, the E.P. Foster Library, Community Memorial Hospital, the Buenaventura Gallery in downtown Ventura and their Harbor Gallery, the Bank of America, Ojai Community Bank and are in many private collections. She has written and illustrated her first children’s book, “A Busy Day on Cherry Lane”, which has been published and is now on sale.