"Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts"


On View in the Members' Gallery at Blue Ridge Arts Center
September 17 - October 30, 2021

Karen Powell is an accomplished oil painter. Her favorite subjects come from her surroundings in the out-of-doors. We hope you can see her work in person at the gallery, but if you are not able to make it, we hope you'll enjoy browsing our online gallery below.

"Beach Play"

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Oil Painting by Karen Powell - $250

Artist Statement

From an early age, Karen demonstrated an innate artistic talent and has constantly continued to develop her passion. having studied art in college at Indiana University of PA, she followed her studies at the Denver Art Students League when living in Colorado for 20 years. Moving back to PA, she was involved in many art leagues, chaired the national juried show, and had a thriving mural business. In 2020, she moved to South Carolina, where she currently resides on Lake Hartwell.

Karen's favorite subjects of nature scenes and wildlife reflect her love of the outdoors. Her oil paintings have been entered and sold in many local and national art shows, and she was accepted into Oil Painters of America. new paintings, gallery representation and current shows can be found on her website: kpowellstudios.com.