Karen is a faculty member at Evanston Art Center in Evanston, Illinois and at Infinity Foundation in Highland Park, Illinois.
She has combined her love of art and writing into a calligraphy career spanning over three decades. She is also a painter and Process artist, certified as a Facilitator in Process Art. A long-time meditator, she intertwines contemplative and mindfulness practices with her art instruction.
Education: Northwestern University – M.A. in English Literature Illinois State University – B.A. in Fine Art
Media: Pen and ink, watercolor, oils, acrylics
Areas of focus: Calligraphy, intuitive (process) painting
Exhibition highlights: “Evanston Made,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL – June 2019 “EAC Faculty Show,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL – January 2019 “Evanston Made,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL – June 2018 “EAC Faculty Show,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL – January 2017 “OSP at EAC,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL – June 2016 “No Comment,” Open Studio Project, Evanston, IL – August 2015 “Winter Show”, Gallery 1633, Chicago, IL – January 1996
Other interests and inspirations:
Meditation, energy work, aromatherapy
My Helpful Healing Touch, A Guide To Empowering Children, pub. Healing Touch Program – 2009
My Reiki Tool Kit – 2005
Karen’s teaching style:
She values the meditative, intuitive, and flow-like experience and mindset that calligraphy and other artistic expression makes accessible to all of us. She encourages students to cultivate the contemplative nature of this ancient art form, emphasizing the service of scribes as guardians in the continuum of culture.
"If the day and night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweetly scented herbs, that is your success . . . All of nature is your congratulations."