Name: Karen Baker CPS PSA
Bio: Karen Baker is a Signature Member of both the Connecticut Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of America. She is also an artist member of Vermont Pastel Society, Southwest Florida Pastel Society, Pastel Society of Tampa Bay, and The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Clearwater, Florida. She has studied with the late Master Pastellist Herman Margulies, Wolf Kahn, and PSA signature members Stanley Maltzman, Elizabeth Apgar Smith, Christina DeBarry, and Albert Handell.
She offers painting demonstrations, and teaches studio and plein air classes and workshops in pastel painting and the creative process. She is founder and director of the Vermont School for Art and Creativity which offers workshops in July and August in southern Vermont. In addition, she teaches landscape painting workshops at the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts in Ludlow, Vt., and at the River Gallery School, Brattleboro, Vt. She also provides pastel painting lessons throughout the Tampa Bay area in Florida.
Medium: Pastel. Karen works both in the studio and outdoors, creating finished pieces from plein air color studies, sketches, photo references, and, more importantly, her imagination, which she believes produces paintings most expressive of an "inner landscape." Her favorite light of day to capture in a landscape painting is late afternoon when the sun is at a low angle, yielding long shadows and warm colors.
Subjects: Seasonal landscapes of northern New England; marshlands and waterways of the coastal South; Florida’s sugarcane fields and the Everglades; still-life of fruits and vegetables; florals; and her continuing Poppy Series.
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Gallery: Portfolio: Poppy Series; Four Seasons; Americana Series; Florals; Memory Series; Low Country South; Recent Paintings.
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