About The Artist
Karen Lawson was born in Tennessee and spent a brief time in Florida before making Oregon her home for the last forty years. She started training as a commercial art student at Fulton Vocational and has expanded her interests and skills since then with private instruction and numerous classes. She is currently an active member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Although she has worked in various media, oil painting is her first love. She paints what inspires her, and believes that people can identify that in her work. Letting go of a painting is always hard as a small part of her is put in to her work, however, the buyer’s appreciation of the connection to the subject motivates her to share her work. In addition to her online gallery, she has several works showing at Gallery Northwest which she co-owns with twelve other artists. She has a loving and supportive husband and daughter who encourage her artistic endeavors.