Karen Lawson was born in Tennessee and spent a brief time in Florida before making Oregon her home for the last 40 years. She started training as a commercial artist 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 and has worked in various media, but oil painting is her first love. She paints the things that inspire her and believes that people can identify that in her work. It’s her buyer’s appreciation of her connection to the subject that motivates her to share her work. In addition to her online gallery, http://www.karenalawson.com/, she has several works currently showing at Gallery Northwest which she co-owns with 12 other artists.
Karen has the loving support of her husband and daughter who encourage her artistic endeavors.