1905,BvilleKaren Colville Abstract & contemporary artist painting and drawing professionally for over ten years.She studied OCAD and is Independent as self taught and has workshopped mentoring with established Artists.Her art work is characterized by vibrant colors and rich, bold and soft ambient to relax to luminous shimmering reflecting light. Karen is an accomplished travelled international artist.
She is passionate about art and her paintings are diverse as her experiences, located in Newcastle,Ontario Canada and an international artist-in-residence her collection of art. Her art work is collected nationally and on an international basis hangs in private collections across the country.
Karen is a diverse painter with a distinct style her work ranging from modern contemporary abstract and a unique style of magical realism, intuitive abstractions in watercolour acrylic and mixed media she recently added iridescent and metalic medium to her paintings. Abstract modern, contemporary magical realism, a style that is playfully sophisticated and boldly colourful where few colours dare to go.
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.Other aspirations to poke fun @ Damien Hirst in fun.
June 2010 30'x30" Ghaf Gallery,AbuDhabi,UAE attended Opening Gala
July 2010 Wooden Boat fest Port of Newcastle Arts fest
Up and coming exhibits
September 18th-27th A Travelers Theme : Tales told through contemporary art and photography Opening Reception September 18 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Studio 561,561 Bloor Street West,Toronto
October 2010:Abilities Arts Festival -Connections 5, September 24th-October 24th,2010 Toronto,Ontario Venue V tape, 401 Richmond Street West,Sponsored by CTV
United Artists of Durham ,Memorial Bandshell, Oshawa,Ontario Culture Week September 25th,2010 Art in The Park Sponsored by Citrus Media
October 2010: Scotia Bank nuit blanche October 2,20106:57 p.m. to sunrise featured 561 Bloor Street West(Bathurst) Toronto Golden Age Exhibit-.Curated Moses Znaimer- October 2010 to be announced Kar enKaren is now on Celeste Prize www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:68843/