"Petroglyphs" Pen and Ink, Best of Show, RAA, 2018
"Desert at Daybreak" Pen and Ink, First Place, RAA, 2018.
"Florida Panther" Watercolor
Time Slipping Away
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I am a fine artist. I began with Adult Education classes at the age of 50. I have developed my own brand of Watercolor and taught myself Pen and Ink. My award-winning work has been described as "extraordinarily brilliant watercolors and intricate pen and ink renderings." Often I tell people, "If it's not complicated, I'm not interested."
I am a member of the Redwood Art Association and have been since I moved to Humboldt County in 2004. I have also participated in North Coast Open Studios the first two weekends of June.
When I begin a painting I experience a sense of apprehension. As I paint, it is like solving a mystery. When the painting is completed I feel happy and satisfied. My art brings me focus, a peacefulness and joy in a way nothing else ever has.
"Don't Fence Me In" Pen and Ink, RAA Award, 2008
Karen Merry, Fine Artist