For sale a precious original miniature oil painting on board by contemporary artist, Karen Arthur. "Nap Time’ is an adorable painting of a orange Tabby curled up for a nap. The painting measures 3 1/4″ x 6″ with the gold frame measuring 4″ x 6 1/2″. The artwork is signed in the lower left corner. This beautiful little painting is in very good condition and ready to be displayed in your home or office, the beauty of miniature art is that you can enjoy them anywhere!
Karen grew up along the gulf coast in Florida and Charleston SC. She currently lives with her husband Jim in Charlottesville Virginia. Karen has had a deep desire to create art began at a young age. Karen’s parents encouraged her artistic growth with art lessons and visits to art museums. She was educated in business and had a successful career as an accountant. Karen’s true passion was to create art. She left behind her business career to devote all her time to her first love, art. She has never regretted making that decision. Karen is always learning, studying, practicing patience and keeping her commitment to art to be exciting and challenging. She observes and translates her subjects with impression, imagination and expression using the artist’s tools of color and truth. Karen strives to communicate to the viewer the feel of a place……..warmth of the day the smell of the grass, the trees, the ocean spray…..how the light and atmosphere changes colors. She hopes that her paintings take you to the places of their inspiration.
Education: 1998 – 2002 Four years academic studies specifically: Design, Theory, Composition, Drawing, Color theory, Art History, Abstract all media, Painting all media to advanced classes 1998 to Present Studies in design and composition McGuffey Art Center: Barbara McCullem Rick Weaver: Portrait Marion Reynolds: Oil painting, composition, seeing color Beverly Street Studio School Ron Boehmer: Plein Air Landscape
Honors and Awards 2008 Art on the Green; Lexington, Virginia, Honor of Distinction Category: Oil Landscape: Judged Robert Stuart 2008 Bath County Art Show; Hot Springs, Virginia, Award Choice Category Oil 2007 Shenandoah Valley Art Center Juried Members Show; Waynesboro, Virginia; Second Place: Oil 2007 Bath County Art Show; Hot Springs, Virginia, Judges Choice Award; Category Oil 2008 Nelson Gallery Plein Air Paint Lexington
Professional Affiliations: Oil Painters of America MAPAPA Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association Beverly Street Studio School Artist member CoArt Gallery, Staunton Virginia BozArt Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia Shenandoah Valley Arts Center
Juried shows: 2010 Nelson Gallery’s Annual Paint Lexington; Juried Show; Lexington, Virginia 2010 Bath County Art Show: Hot Springs, Virginia 2010 VCCA ; WETPAINT Plein Air Exhibition and auction; Charlottesville, Virginia 2010 Art on the Green; Lexington, Virginia 2010 VMRC Annual Juried Art Exhibition; Harrisonburg, Virginia 2010 Bower Center for the Arts; More Than a Mountain Exhibition; Bedford, Virginia, Honorable Mention, Oil 2009 VMRC Annual Juried Art Exhibition; Harrisonburg, Virginia 2009 Bath County Art Show; Hot springs, Virginia 2009 CoArt Gallery; Staunton, Virginia 2008 VMRC’s Fifth Annual Juried Art Exhibition; Harrisonburg, Virginia 2008 Nelson Gallery’s Annual Paint Lexington; Juried Show; Lexington, Virginia 2008 Bath County Art Show; Hot Springs, Virginia, Award Choice Category Oil 2008 VMRC’s Fifth Annual Juried Art Exhibition; Harrisonburg, Virginia 2008 Art at the Mill, Juried Gallery Show, Burwell-Morgan Mill, Virginia 2008 Virginia House of Delegates: Richmond, Virginia 2008 International Miniature Art Show; Nags Head, North Carolina 2008 Art on the Green; Lexington, Virginia, Honor of Distinction Category: Oil Landscape: Judged by Robert Stuart 2007 Shenandoah Valley Art Center Juried Members Show; Waynesboro, Virginia; Second Place: Oil 2007 Bath County Art Show; Hot Springs, Virginia 2007 Shenandoah Valley Art Center; Waynesboro, Virginia 2007 Beverly Street Studio School, Staunton, Virginia 2002-2006 Art at the Mill, Gallery Show; Burwell-Morgan Mill, Virginia 2002-2004 International Miniature Art Show; Nags Head, North Carolina 2003 Aldie Mill, Gallery Show; Aldie, Virginia 2003 Virginia House of Delegates; Richmond, Virginia 2001, 2002 Paintings from the Piedmont, McGuffy Art Center; Charlottesville, Virginia