Please join us in congratulating the Spotlight Artist of the Month: Karen Larrabee! Art is always best when viewed in person so stop by and say hello, see the art and thank the Chamber for all that they do for our community. We appreciate them being supporters of the arts as well!
Please join us in congratulating Karen on her beautiful artwork.
About the Artwork:
Size: 28" x 24" on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
From the Artist:
"Soothing Sunshine is a mixed media piece, adapted from a photo taken at Melvin Park. I loved how the sun shine highlighted my muse, my great granddaughter, Neriah Hope, who appeared deep in thought. I could feel the warmth that was generated and wanted to capture that in my painting."
A past-president and 15 yr. member of the Crooked Creek Art League, Karen Larrabee moved to Chapin, SC, 15 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 12 awards from the Crooked Creek Art League’s Juried Exhibitions including the Member'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."
For more Information: Email Karen by clicking HERE.
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