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The Golden Hour

I live, paint & play in beautiful Edmonton, Alberta. Rocky Mountains, ravines, forests, trees & lakes inspire me to paint original, joyful paintings layered with vibrant colour and lively brushstrokes.


Welcome to my studio


Bountiful Market 

Live Mural Painting

October 6th & 7th 2023

3696 97 St NW, Edmonton 

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I have a deep appreciation for the landscape. Canada is a beautiful place to live. Every painting tells a story, holds a memory and creates connections. 


I work primarily in acrylics that allow me to layer paint transparently and opaquely over a jewel-toned underpainting that often peeks through. I inject my paintings with intensified colours, quiet the chaos of shapes to extract the essence of a place. 


My style is continuously evolving as I experiment in new mediums and methods. I'll dabble in anything messy and fun which explains my new addiction to making pottery.

I am an Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and sits on the board of my local chapter. I'm a CARFAC, Gallery 501 and Budding Art Collective member too. 



We've cornered the market! Corner Gallery is a rotating collection of paintings by Daniela Bahry and me. Connect on social media to see when we'll be there live painting next.
Located in Bountiful Market
open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

3696 97 St NW, Edmonton 


Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery

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"My daughter and I have both purchased paintings from Karen and we absolutely are in love with them. They bring indescribable joy and happiness, we love the bold colours and they take us to places that are familiar and wanting. Always looking to see what is on the easel next."      Evelyn Faulkner Edmonton Alberta

"My favorites are Karen’s ravine and mountain paintings.   I love the way the trees seem to envelop me right into the painting and the mountains evoke a sense of wonder and peace in me.  It’s like I visit those places through the paintings."   Teena Maclure Edmonton Alberta

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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

                                     Mary Oliver

My plan is to paint the things that I find beautiful and interesting. Often those things are overlooked because they seem ordinary. I'm always looking up -- watching clouds move and morph or marvelling at the sunlight pass through a thick canopy of trees.


If your plan is to bring some joyful, original art into your life and home, I'd love to make that plan happen.  

36x24" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
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