About the Artist
Karin's painting technique attempts to achieve with oil paints the spontaneity generally associated with watercolor. Her work begins with the application of thin oil pain washes to block in larger areas of the canvas. The initial washes are followed by thicker paint applications to build images and capture the color and light of the subject. Karin's work employs color and lighting to evoke a mood in the viewer or a memory of a place the viewer has been or image of a place the viewer wishes to visit.
Karin earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Dayton and then studied at Marshall University, Huntington, W. VA, where she was awarded a Masters in Arts in 1974. She later studied at the Art Students' League in New York City. Karin continues to study at workshops across the country and to attend university courses, most recently at Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL.
- Blue House Gallery, Sarasota, Florida, 2004
- University of Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia 2002
- Daymark, Huntington, West Virginia 2001
- Charles Ryan, Charleston, West Virginia 2000
- Taylor Books, Charleston, West Virginia 2000
- Tamarack Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia 1999
- Juried Invitational, Sunrise Museum, Charleston, West Virginia 1999
- Tri-State Arts Association Annual Juried Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia 1998
- Sunrise Downtown with Main Street Studio, Hurricane, West Virginia 1998
- Juried, West Virginia Cultural Center, Charleston, West Virginia, 1997