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On Display (in the Cabinet)!!

A great collection of 3D artwork is currently on exhibit in the TAP Gallery Display Cabinet! Karen Larrabee has an exhibition of collected works from her "Monkey Mind".

Photo of artwork in display cabinet - left side
Photo of artwork in display cabinet - right side



Karen Larrabee

The Buddha, defined MONKEY MIND best when he said; ‘Just as a monkey swinging through the trees grabs one branch and lets it go only to seize another, so too, that which is called thought, mind or consciousness arises and disappears continually both day and night.’

Many people fight their monkey mind, but I have learned how to calm it when necessary; but, mostly I embrace it. One way of doing that for me, is to experiment artistically and always be creative.

The TAP Gallery display showcases some of Karen's varied and creative energy. ENJOY!

Included Artwork:

Autumn Reflections IV - mixed media

Summer Reflections - mixed media

Fern - acrylic

The Beat Goes On - mixed media

Three Petunias - enamel

Oil in Water - enamel

Simple Little Landscape - enamel

Color Chaos: Yellow - mixed media

Aqua Splats - mixed media

Lake Murray Sunsets - photography

Russian Doll - painted gourd

Hand Built Pottery - NFS

Contact Karen directly to purchase.

Photo - artist Karen Larrabee

Artist Bio

A past-president and board member of the Crooked Creek Art League, Karen Larrabee moved to Chapin, SC, 13 years ago and feels blessed by the move.

Karen was born and raised in northern NJ and loved to draw and paint since “forever, it seems”. Her awards began in high school where she had a wonderful and encouraging art program. Marietta College, a small, liberal arts school in Marietta, Ohio, lured her to the Midwest. She received a B.A. in art and education and eventually a Master’s of Liberal learning, (yes, a MA.L.L. degree!) with concentrations in studio art, art history and art education, where her awards continued. While in Ohio, she married, raised a family and taught art for 30 years until her retirement in 2004, continuing to grow her resume. After her daughter transferred to USC, Karen and her husband, David, fell in love with the Midlands. The rest, as they say, “is history”. So far in SC she has been become a Member of Excellence in the South Carolina Watermedia Society, she has been juried into the Greenwood Arts Festival, the Union Exhibit and the State Fair competition every year she has entered, receiving Patron Purchase Awards at the fair in 2009, 2011 and 2014 and a Merit award in 2017. She has also won 10 awards from the Crooked Creek Art League’s Juried Exhibitions including the People's Choice Award in 2014 and First Place Master's in 2019.

Karen says, “I like to define myself as a free-style artist as I love all things creative. I have continuously been exposed to, and engaged in many media and styles and enjoy the freedom to be creative and experiment artistically."

You can see more of Karen's artwork in her gallery on this website HERE.

You can reach Karen by clicking HERE.

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