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This Louisiana Artist does contemporary colorful work focusing on music, southern life, dance, floral, figurative scenes, tropical destinations and abstracts. Karen primarily works in water media techniques using watercolor, dyes and/or acrylics. She also does batik, pastel and collage with some of her mixed media works Karen is a signature member of the Louisiana Watercolor Society and members of many art organizations such as Southwestern Watercolor Society, Mid Southern Watercolor Society, Hoover Watercolor Society. Karen was able to apply creativity in other aspects of her life including owning a clothing store (La Petite and Accessories) for several years and then traveling with IBM as a Sr. Business Analyst in software delivery. These experiences led her to appreciate Louisiana culture and learn about other parts of the world as she traveled. Some of her favorite subjects are pelicans, alligators, birds, beach scenes and people in activities such as musicians playing, industrial equipment, the working man, antique cars or dancers. She recently has been pursuing photography as an art form and loves to go photography birding in Louisiana when the birds are mating. Karen won the "Kroger Mural Call for the Kroger #533 Store Flournoy Lucas Rd. & Ellerbe Rd. in Shreveport LA. She will be painting this for a November opening. She was also juried into the 2016 show for Southwestern Watercolor Society with "Little Blue Heron" and in 2015 with "Church Ladies and 2012 SWS with "Swamp Gator." Juried into the 2011 Southwestern Watercolor Society she won "The Edgar Whitney Award" ($1000) with "Oysters Southern Style." In the 2010 Louisiana Watercolor International Exhibition in New Orleans she won the Memorial Award with "Oysters Southern Style" giving her a signature status(LWS). She had two paintings, "The Look" & "Dancing Violins" printed in the National Publication "The New Creative Artist" by Nita Leland, July 2006. She had "The Look" juried into the 2007 Louisiana Watercolor International show & "Me & My Guy" juried into the Grand National Show for Mississippi Watercolor Society for 2007. Karen has paintings that hang at the "Good Eats" restaurants in Bossier City. She also is part of the Artport Exhibition that hangs in the Shreveport Regional Airport. Her painting "The Joy of a Rose" rotated in different areas in Shreveport after winning "Highway Haiku". Her painting "Dancing Violins" was licensed to the Shreveport Symphony. The Shreveport Red River Revel will be used her art "Saxophones" for the 2008 Sponsor limited prints. She was commission for a festival poster in Monroe, LA for the South Central Regional Music Conference 2012. She has recently started a Silk Screening company "T-Shirts Done Right," to go along with her gift items and art. In the past she has been a software consultant and Business Analyst for IBM and other companies as a Business Analyst or PM for 15 years. She also worked as a Supplier Quality Representative for parts out of the country to the General Motors plant. She owned La Petite and Accessories on Line Ave for several years before switching careers to software delivery and supplier quality. She has an MBA and her undergraduate degree was in Fashion Merchandising with minors in Business and Art.