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I am an art maker, pathfinder, storyteller and teacher. I use whatever materials inspire me to begin my journey. My style is a blend of Folk and Fantasy art. It is a fusion of what I see every day, dream and imagine. My paintings evolve over
many layers, using paint, marks and intuition to find the quiet, soulful figures. "I am on a journey, exploring the path of intuitive art, listening to the voice within to learn, create and share what I find." May you find art in the beauty
of your everyday experiences.
Karen O' Brien is a self-taught mixed media artist and painter of soulful characters. She started her creative journey as a teddy bear artist and developed a love for experimenting with mixed media materials and techniques. She teaches mixed media painting, offering workshops at her studio in Grants Pass, Oregon and at various locations throughout the year.
Karen's teaching approach is "no mistakes, just dive in and see what happens." She believes in playful curiosity, learning to see and trusting in the process. Karen has written a book on her mixed media techniques Imaginary Characters: Mixed Media Painting Techniques for Figures and Faces, published by Northlight.