Copyright 2013. Karen Paquette. All rights reserved.
"I celebrate the art of imperfection that is the result of layering paint to achieve a balance of color and texture. My canvas rarely ends up where it started."
Like Odilon Redon “I await joyous surprises while working, an awakening of the materials
As a mixed-media artist using paint, collage and found objects, I like to explore dimensions of creativity in an intuitive way, giving context to universal concepts, archetypes and cultural traditions.
By drawing on my lifelong experience with ceramics, weaving, basket making, paper-making and painting, I create pieces of art with multi-layer textural effect and design. I invite you to look beneath the surface and discover the impression of mystery!
Karen has a passion for pursuing creativity in all aspects of her life. She has been taking art classes and workshops since 1968 beginning at the Carmel School of Art in Carmel, CA and then Callenwolde in Atlanta studying ceramics. She has a minor in Art from Western Carolina University concentrating on weaving. While working on her Masters at WCU she took up the art of papermaking to keep her creative juices flowing. Her next artistic exploration was in applying paint in textural layers, synthesizing and adapting lessons learned from her many sources. The outcomes on her canvas and paper can evoke impressions of what lies beneath the surface.
Karen's works are currently found at Arrowhead Gallery in Old Fort, NC and The Garden Spot in Fairview, NC