Bio/CV

Biography

Karen was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, where she currently resides. She is a self-taught artist and has been painting since the
age of eleven. Karen is inspired by Canada’s Lauren Harris, Ted Harrison, A.J. Casson, and most prominently Emily Carr. Karen and Emily both a love of trees and a passion to paint them. Karen’s pastel collection can be found across Canada and in the United States and Japan. Karen’s style reflects the natural landscape reproduced into its simplest form.

Please feel free to contact me to arrange a time to visit my home/studio.

Artist Curriculum Vitae

Art Card Locations Since 2009

Social Media/Website Channels

  • Website | www.khartist.com: 2003 – Current
  • Facebook | karenhamilton.artist: December 2012
  • Twitter | @khartist: March 2013 – Current
  • Instagram | @khartist: December 2014
  • LinkedIn | @khartist: April 2013

2017

I am currently in my studio working on my Coastal British Columbia collection.

2016

  • Fairfield Artists Studio Tour: May 2016
  • Teaching Workshops:
    – Pastel on Paper: University of Victoria| 2013 – Current
    – Pastel on Paper: Home/Studio | 2006 – Current
    – Pastel and Resin on Canvas: Home studio | 2014 – Current
    Creating Art Cards Ready for Sale: Home studio, Victoria BC | 2013 – Current
  • Website design:
    – Personal Art Website (khartist.com) | 2003 – Current
    – Fairfield Artists Studio Tour Website: 2011 – Current
    – Artists’ Websites: 2009 – Current

2015

  • Open Studio: November 2015
  • The Nature of Island Artists Art Show, Goldstream Park Nature House – Demonstration: September 2015
  • Arts & Music in the Gardens, Horticulture Centre of the Pacific: Victoria BC | August 2015
  • Fairfield Artists Studio Tour: Victoria BC | May 2015

2014

  • Open Studio: June and October 2014
  • Created Artists In Motion: Fairfield Community Place, Victoria BC | 2009 -2014 | An organization, with 70 paid memberships, to bring business awareness, mentoring and pier support to fellow artists – empowers artists to move forward with art as a business through network evenings, organized group exhibitions, guest speakers etc.
  • Artists In Motion Ongoing Group Exhibition, Fairfield Community Place: Victoria BC | 2010 – 2014

2013

  • Open Studio: June and October 2013
  • Fairfield Artists Studio Tour: Victoria BC | April 2013

2012

  • Artists In Motion Plein Air Painting at the Fairfield Fall Festival: Victoria BC | September 2012
  • Fairfield Artists Studio Tour: Victoria BC | April 2012

2011

  • Created Chilliwack location of Artists in Motion: 2011 – 2012
  • Chilliwack Christmas Craft Crawl: South Sumas, BC | November 2011
  • Artists Village, Chilliwack Visual Arts Association – Demonstration: October 2011
  • Art on the Farm: Columbia Valley BC | August 2011
  • Artists In Motion at the Empress, Group Exhibition: May 2011

2010

  • Camosun College Holiday Craft Fair: Victoria BC | December 2010
  • Oak Bay Marina Restaurant Fundraising – Demonstration & Exhibition: Victoria BC | October 2010
  • Art Presentation, Ferry Building Gallery: West Vancouver BC | September 2011
  • Sooke Museum, Lighthouse Living, an Artists in Motion Group Exhibition): September 2010
  • Annual Clothesline Show, Coast Collective Gallery:  Westshore BC |  August 2010
  • Arts & Music in the Gardens:  Horticulture Centre of the Pacific: Victoria BC | August 2010
  • Coast Collective Gallery, Lighthouse Living, and Artists In Motion Group Exhibition):  Westshore BC | August 2010
  • Fort Rodd Hill, Fisgard Lighthouse 150 Celebrations: Westshore BC | June 2010
  • Gallery at the MacPherson Playhouse, Group Exhibition: Victoria BC | June 2010
  • Fairfield Artists Studio Tour: Victoria BC | April 2010
  • LOOK 2010, Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria: February 2010

2009

  • Camosun College Holiday Craft Fair: Victoria BC | December 2009
  • Arts & Music in the Gardens:  Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, Victoria BC | August 2009
  • Legacy Art Gallery – Demonstration: Victoria BC | July 2009
  • Moss Rock Review Publication, Fairfield Artist Profile: Victoria BC | May/June 2009 Issue
  • Fairfield Artists Studio Tour: Victoria BC | April 2009
  • Celebration of International Women’s Day event, Group Exhibit: Victoria BC | March 2009
  • LOOK 2009, Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria: February 2009

2008

  • Camosun College Holiday Craft Fair: Victoria BC | December 2008
  • Fairfield Artists Studio Tour: Victoria BC | April 2008

2007

  • Camosun College, Dunlop House, Group Exhibition: Victoria BC | April 2007
  • Opus Framing & Art Supplies – Demonstration: Victoria BC | March 2007

2006

  • Sidney Fine Art Show: October 2006
  • “Hanging on to Paradise” Publication, Fairfield Book Project: Fairfield BC | August 2006
  • North Island Artist’s Art Calendar & Auction, Rotary Club of Nanaimo Fundraiser: May 2006