Graduating from Florida State University in 1972 with a BA, Karen was sidetracked from her passion to work as an artist by marriage and raising three sons. In 1995 she began her career as a professional artist. She was accepted into the acclaimed international competition, Birds in Art in both watercolor and oil mediums. She enjoys signature status with the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Karen has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit, and was selected as the poster artist for five different shows. Teaching others to paint has become an important part of her art career in workshops held all over the country and private lessons in her studio.