Karen is an abstract artist working in acrylic, and cold wax, and oil. She currently lives in Markham, Ontario, with her two teenage sons, a cat, and two rescued Boston/Pugs. She’s an OCAD graduate and an accomplished Pastry Chef and her two favourite tools for painting are her pastry palette knife and her plastic bowl scraper, bringing all her creative worlds together.
Karen's body of work is largely reflective of her many travels and she draws her inspirations from her surroundings and the ongoing dialogue in her mind. Each painting represents a collection of fragments from her memories of travels, and they come together to form a larger visual story. Giving the piece a lively energy and captures an environment, where the forms, lines, and marks coexist.
Her work can be currently seen in several galleries in Ontario and in numerous private collections.
Karen works out of Esperanto Gallery & Studios in Markham, ON. Follow her on social media @karenjeffery.art or on her website https://www.karenjeffreyart.com/