Karen attended school for 20 plus years.
She received a National Science Foundation Grant to study environmental science.
She became a member of Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international honor socitey in geography.
She holds an undergraduate degree in Geoenvironmantal Science.
She also holds post graduate degree and certifications in Psychology.
She is published in the field of crisis management.
The ability to use her education was taken away, in the split second it takes two cars to collide.
The result was a traumatic brain injury. She works with color and shape.
Some pieces are studies. others, are expression.
This is now her second life.
Regardless of differences,
She is grateful to be able to express herself visually.
Her work has gained more than 50 awards, most notable:
In 2002, she had an original art piece published in, The Advocate, magazine.
Karen has won awards and competitions including National Wildlife, Ritz and Canon.
In 2006, Karen Exhibited a piece at the Open Door Gallery, Florida. , three pieces of Karen's work
began a 4 year traveling exhibit with the Great Explorations Children's Museum In St Petersburg Florida. She also became affiliated with Art in Embassies: US State Department.
Also in 2011, Karen was a nominee for the 6th annual Black and White Spider awards.
Her work was also published in, The Photo Paper, Journal of Photography, winter, 2011.
In 2012, She completed her first circumnavigation around the globe.
In 2014, Karen won another Spider Award in wildlife category.
Also in 2014, Karen is exhibiting a piece in "CORRESPONDENCE", An international art Exhibition.
In 2015, her work is exhibited in an exhibition with Women in Focus, Atlanta.
In November, of 2015, Karen was awarded a nomination for a Black and White Spider awarded in architectural. Her work was published in their 2016 journal.
She also received three Spider Award Nominations for her work in Abstract photography.
Again in 2017, she earned another spider award for her work in architecture.
She also received four in 2018 for abstract, still life, silhouette and architecture.
In 2019, Karen earned a second place Merit of Excellence Spider Award for her work in still life photography. Sound canceling headphones and looking through a lens make her world manageable.
Enjoy these selected works.