About karen Artist CV bio

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  Karen Colville an international artist, in and an international artist-in-residence her collection of art Her art work is collected nationally and on an international basis hangs in many private collections across the country.
Karen is a diverse painter with work ranging from modern contemporary abstract and a unique style of magical realism to a more distinct direction intuitive abstractions in water color, acrylic and mixed media she recently added iridescent and metallic medium to her paintings. Abstract realism, a style that is playfully sophisticated and boldly colourful where few colours dare to go.
The beginning of break free artistic freedom starts in a collective dimension in consciousness and energies, my work is a reflection of greater life forms energy with interdimensional multiversal visual, is sacred energies in connection to divine and natural spirit in a contemporary manner. I feel the mountain stream  the rocks Ocean and vibration as connection. I express the abstract as dimensions portals of consciousness.I have a greater sensitivity to the super natural and respect for the natural world and humanity living with the natural world expressed in vibrant energy and colours.My work is also very West Coast, North and South based on real life experiences,travel and study,gallery visits, spending time in nature, studying Northern and South coast artists as Maynard Dickson and beloved Emily Carr of course the Masters more important  to visually say I have my own voice and style.I have lived it world wide and back to my roots, now let's celebrate it with representation and client relationship connection.There is a subtlety of supernatural spirit essence carried out with iridescent paints.I give and receive love in creation.I have worked very hard and proud of my collection of art works.

2018 is the year of goal action emerging with independent development of eco fashion repurposed regernerared, goals toward authentic ethical fashion and art, an Artist needs to work with what they have and  develop materials into a better direction that is more people and planet friendly.

Art as a healing medium

Karen is a Natural Health Wellness consultant and has built an extensive healings arts collection for her patrons,collectors,supporters to enjoy and invest in for legacy building and private consult in plant based modalities, for over 10 years, Advisory on the areas of Nutrition on a budget,natural product research and development, natural health protection and privacy, Karen is also an educator on CBD products and Herbology. Karen is working on getting accredited and has created a network of Natural Health ,Naturopathy and Herbalists with Wise Women and Shamanic Healers world wide, Aboriginal Native plant health care, her primary focus is in British Columbia and Ontario,Canada.

healing, memory and experience, to resolving experiences of trauma and healing energy. Her  artistic journey experiences date back to traveling the world in exploration of culture planetary systems with plant based healing modalities.

Much of her visual art is influenced by access to nature as part of a healing journey communicating with plants is a way to unplug the matrix to heal and recover from artificial environments.Karen is also influenced by natural and botanical Science.

Karen sees visual art as connections, a healing medium in consciousness and an expression of experiences on our journey in life. This has something to do with why Karen's art is so diverse and rich with cultural interpretations as experiences for her viewers and collectors to participate in the journey. Art is civilization developing, repeating and experiencing itself,we are a great part of this journey.

 

 

Karen a plant based natural health advocate since the age of 14,a life long passion for herbal remedies. Karen herself is a "nature doctor" with the forest itself having developed intuitive skills ,plant spirit communication and handcrafts her own herbal remedies and for others on special request. Her plant based visual art is a collection of her journey.She enjoys spending time in the Rain Forest.

healing, memory and experience, to resolving experiences of trauma and healing energy. Her  artistic journey experiences date back to traveling the world in exploration of culture planetary systems with plant based healing modalities.

Much of her visual art is influenced by access to nature as part of a healing journey communicating with plants is a way to unplug the matrix to heal and recover from artificial environments.Karen is also influenced by natural and botanical Science.

Karen sees visual art as connections, a healing medium in consciousness and an expression of experiences on our journey in life. This has something to do with why Karen's art is so diverse and rich with cultural interpretations as experiences for her viewers and collectors to participate in the journey. Art is civilization developing, repeating and experiencing itself,we are a great part of this journey.


Karen a Professional Artist for over ten years, in group and solo exhibits,private collections studied OCAD Toronto ,Canada, has traveled independent a fine,visual and media artist visited and exhibited in private galleries with collectors from all over the world. She apprenticed in gallery with established Artists and has enjoyed visiting hanging out and learning real life art experience in collaboration with established Artist friends recognized in painting large scale monumental glass contemporary Artists as Georgia Amar, Colorado,private instruction with Dr. Anne Barlow,Ottawa.

Karen has exhibited at the prestigious Belart of Germany and Silk Purse, West Vancouver Canada and accepts private appointments out of the galleries representation and annually out of studio gallery.She recently exhibited in AbuDhabi,UAE Ghaf gallery.

She has painted since the age of four her Mother Bea Jean - Marie Painter and Costume designer for a leading label inspired Karen into the direction if fabric art and multi -media and art with an environmental consciousness.Karen's famous Canadian painter relative Alex Colville inspires her style in magic realism . Canadian Abstract Painter Marcelle Ferron has more of a direct influence in her contemporary work.Karen is also inspired by French Cinema and fine art.Francois Truffault in film and enjoys making multi media content and speaks on transitioning in sustain able lifestyle.Karen is also a multicultural Singer and studio sound artist she integrates her talents in areas of fine,folk inspired and experimental quality art with community service arts,culture and humanities work.

Karen determined to make her own unique mark and contribution to the art world and humanities has brought together people with art culture and humanities worthy causes and has shown and studied all over the globe an international artist with extensive travel and organizational projects,her style is fine detail,contemporary shimmering light reflections.Her technique is detailed fine brush work interwoven multi layered with metallic and iridescent paints to give a luminous shimmering quality giving movement her style evolved from the magic realism of Alex Colville.Masters Gustav Klimpt Germany ( Karen handled as curator staff one of his originals),Renee Magritte France and Emily Carr, Canada,Karen style is also described distinct light in lifestyle her daily regard fascination abstract and dimensions with swirls of light shimmering vibrating detailed colours very fine detailed layering of light and colour with brush and palete knife technique.Many of her works are based on travel and life experiences world wide and her insightful perspectives of the universe in a modernist approach to contemporary expression of life.