ARTIST PROFILE - Karen@wildpawart.com


       
                                                              Visual Artist - Karen Bicknell                                                                      
                                                                                              
                                                               National Status member American Pen Women Society, Washington D.C..
                                                               Associate member Art Study Club of Pensacola, Florida
                                                               CHARAC  Art  Council  Hayward,   Wisconsin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                               ARTEL Pensacola, Florida
                                                                                                                                                                       
  
                                                                                              



                                                                                                




  Artist Statement -

 In my paintings, animals join us in our living space through whimsical brushwork.  Is it nature or humanity  itself that is meeting our own gaze in a playful way?  "Bear Catch," was designed to be viewed at eye level.  Collectors of my work often wonder if this is an animal or a human being portrayed enjoying the sport.  What I imply heavily in my work is that there is so hierarchy in our world.  We are all on the same level and all share in this experience together.  I encourage everyone to reflect in the muse of wildlife and simply enjoy.  Art sends my message.

Other favorite subject matters of mine include landscapes of abstract design painted in acrylic over gold leaf  and silver leaf that tie me to my origins or remind me of places travelled.  The outside world has come inside having its own life in reflective light play.


  Biography -

Born and raised in Chicago, Karen attended Northeastern Illinois University as an Art major, and has continued to paint  for many years studying under celebrated artists as Donna Jill Witty, Ona Kingdom and Joan Blackburn.  In December 2009 she was honored to have her painting "Vertical Slope"  selected and published as the cover of  Cross Country Skier  magazine.  This year one of Karen's paintings has again been selected as cover of the Jan.-Feb. 2016 issue of  Cross Country Skier magazine, an abstract mixed media painting titled "The Race.  Her other works have been published in  Cabin Life magazine, and  The Visitor magazines.  Additionally, her work has received awards from Northland Area Art League, Geneva Lake Art Association, and the Cable Hayward Area Arts council. In Jan. 2016 she was juried into National standing in Membership of the American Pen Women Society.
                                                                                                 
                                                                                           
 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                            

                                                                                                    

                                                           

            
 
                                                    
                                                                         Grandson  Finnegan Thomas Failey                                    
                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                     







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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