Artist: ￼Karen Newman White// Welcome to my online art gallery
About me & my art
”My art reflects the love for the natural world that began in early childhood among the lakes, rivers and forests of Michigan. This deep love continued while working with children as a nature interpreter here in Texas, and as a bird bander it continues with the privilege of being in a wetlands at sunrise. There I can listen to the last hoots of the owls and the morning concerto of the birds as the day begins and can watch the unfolding of the seasons.
These experiences have increased my appreciation of the intricacies of nature and have been the inspiration behind most of my etchings, linocuts and water media, which range in style from realistic to linear.
I find it ironic that the focus of my art is on the design and beauty of the natural world, yet I must be in a studio away from the outside world in order to create my work. The resulting etchings and linoleum cuts are not absolute reality, but instead portray the energy of wild birds and plants. In contrast, my water media works and drawings are gentle portrayals of the world as I perceive it. It is my hope that viewers will get a glimpse of that perception.”
What others say:
The opening of Collin College was the venue that provided the opportunities for Karen to grow as an artist, beginning with basic art courses and continuing into many years of portfolio classes in watercolor and printmaking. She finds that working with other artists, especially while on an annual 10 day paint - out provides her with the stimulation and focus that have helped the growth of her work. She frequently attends workshops with teaching artists.
She is a member of Southwestern Watercolor Society, Richardson Civic Art Association, and the Plano Art Association.