Karen's passion for nature, science and design can be seen in the representations of scenic beauty and in the evocative contrasts and complements of pattern found in her artwork.
Using oils and acrylics on canvas as well as mosaics, Karen takes expressive and spiritual inspiration from niches in the worlds' ecosystems.
"The reward, as an artist, biologist and writer, is to have us consider the Earth less haughtily, more as admirers and caretakers.....and to enjoy the human virtues of innovation, storytelling and free design."
Karen L Bowen was born in Toronto, Ontario. She and her husband have raised three wonderful children on the banks of the Holland River, in the countryside of King Township and on the shores of Georgian Bay. Karen pent 26 years teaching Biology and math in York Region. Now, she steals time away from work and duty to explore her creative side and to forge an Act 2, through art and writing.
Updated April 2019 - (shows, exhibits, awards)
King Studio Tour, April
Collingwood Art and Music Festival - June 29, 2019
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair - July 12-14, 2019
Newmarket Art Walk, Oct 5-6, Old Town Hall (newmarketgroupofartists.com)
McMichael Fall Sale, Oct 18-20; Kleinberg. autumnartsale.com
Newmarket Juried Art Show, Oct 11-26, Ole Town Hall; newmarketjuriedartshow.com
'Canada Rocks' wins 2nd place Peoples' Choice Award, Aurora Cultural Ctr - January 2018
Butterfly Mosaic, 'Papilionem Fons' featured on the cover of MOSAIC MAGAZINE - Spring 2018
'Old Driveshed', oil 36 x 24" WINS 4th place, Peoples' Choice,
SOYRA Showcase Art Exhibit, Aurora Cultural Centre - January 2018
Finalist for the Murray Clerkson Award, Collingwood, BMFA; for 'Old Driveshed'
Honourable Mention Hilda Noble Award for 'Veiled Wheat', 2018; BMFA
'Roger's Reservoir', Honourable Mention in Newmarket Heritage Art Exhibit
Both entries SOLD; QUEST GALLERY, Midland; 'Simcoe Sightings' 2018 Exhibit; 'Butterfly Blue' mosaic; 'Red Shed on hwy 93', oil
SOLO EXHIBIT, Southlake Regional Health Centre Gallery - July 9-30, 2018
Aurora Cultural Centre, 'From Memory' - Jan 2019
Quest Gallery, Midland, 'Local Findings' - Summer 2018
NGA Southlake Gallery, Newmarket - April 2019
Newmarket Juried Art Show 2019
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