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About the Artist
Karen Weichmann was born in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking at Southern Methodist University's Owens Fine Art Center in 1973. She has four grown children. Karen has taught painting, shown and sold her work. Her work has been in various juried and invitational shows in Texas, Connecticut, Virginia, Arkansas, and Tennessee. She has exhibited in numerous Arts Festivals, Art League shows, as well as state and national art shows and many others. Many of these resulted in 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awards.
Karen's painting media are watercolor and oils, although she has shown other media and won acclaim for her printmaking in Texas & Tennessee. She enjoys doing a variety of subject matter, and especially enjoys people and wildlife.
Karen has had an art studio since 1986: The Shady Oaks Studio. In 1999, her work and studio was featured in national and local books and magazines. She teaches and accepts commissioned work. She especially enjoys painting portraits and wildlife. She will paint historical buildings as long as they have a personality. In 1989 she illustrated Pegasus Presents, a cookbook with major horse events in Germantown & Memphis, TN illustrated with written histories. The book has been sold in bookstores like Brentanos, Borders, at the Memphis Airport, and has been sold as far as Florida, Texas and Connecticut.
"Art is an expression, a record or language of what is seen and felt. Its highest reason for being is to reflect some part of the majesty and glory of God's creation and His redemptive story. I paint because I love beauty and love to create. I enjoy the pleasure and dialogue that it brings to others. I create from what I see, what I think is beautiful or significant."