Sunday, January 8, 2012

Karen Israel

Name: Karen Israel
Bio: Karen Israel began painting seriously over a decade ago and started to exhibit in 2006. Her work has been accepted into many national and international juried shows and has won numerous awards, including the Joseph V. Giffuni Foundation Award of the Pastel Society of America in 2009. Karen has taken workshops with Leslie Lillian Levy, Christine Ivers, Robert Norieka, Kristine Sullivan, Frank Federico, Alain Piccard, Richard McKinley, Claudia Seymour, and Susan Ogilvie. She is a member of Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America (Associate Member), Connecticut Women Artist Association, Audubon Artist, and an elected member of the West Hartford Art League.
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: Landscape; Still Life; Portraits – her portraits are imaginative, full of action, especially those of children, which manage to avoid the saccharine.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Links remain available on top of page. Gallery and images are straightforward. The “Home” page seems to me redundant.
Gallery: Landscape; Still Life; Portraiture.
Image View: Click on thumbnails to enlarge in slideshow. Information is provided on image size, but download is not possible. I chose Surface Tension as a sort of compromise between Landscape and Still Life. It measures 24x19 ins.
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