Hi! I’m Karen.
I’ve been an artist since I could hold crayons. Or maybe before, but I don’t remember that. I grew up drawing pictures of dinosaurs, equines with and without horns and/or wings, wizards, mermaids, and dragons that looked rather like dinosaurs. I was always the “art kid” at school, which is a great way to get out of classes to go do more interesting stuff.
Since reaching apparent adulthood, I’ve crisscrossed the North American continent strewing the work of my hands behind me like flower petals, for money and for love, selling pictures of dragons, wizards, elves, unicorns, mermaids, and aliens.
I now live on the shores of a beautiful island in the Salish Sea, in a city called Victoria, famous for its gardens and its creative community, where I have a studio at home. I write and draw comics and graphic novels, illustrate books and book covers, and make drawings and watercolours, as well as the occasional paper mache or polymer clay sculpture, collage, or acrylic painting.
To see samples of my comics and illustration work, go to the links in the top menu on the blog; for some of the other media mentioned, those blue buttons in the sidebar will get you examples, as well as tutorials and demonstration developed from teaching my art classes. I hope some of them inspire you!
I like to de-stress out in the garden (artists have to remember to move sometimes!).