“My passion for observing how the complexity of life affects our character inspires my art. Being a visual and tactile learner through life, art empowers me to navigate and process life’s adventures. Through creating, I observe the universe within myself evolve as I experience the wonder and challenges of the exterior world I have been born into.
I strive to create a visual dialogue that provokes contemplation for the viewer to the extent that my creative work has inspired thought within myself.
Everything is defined as how we name it, but yet it is always changing. As the seasons transform a specific plant, the emotional seasons of our human experience change us from minute to minute day today, etc. This fact creates wonderful possibilities in “narrative portraiture”, which is a portrait that tells a story through the character(s) expression, environment and symbolism. Illustrating children’s books, I am creating a narrative portrait because they involve a character with a story moving through the world of story!
Working with Terry Lowey as the illustrator of these uplifting children's stories is an exciting opportunity. My artwork could enhance emotional healing and help teach the awareness required for a child to realize that solutions to life’s challenges can be discovered within his or herself.”
Karen Frances, Artist
Karen Frances lives in Truckee, California with her husband,
David Davis and their two
bloodhounds, Thelma Rose and Betty Lou.
Karen and Dave’s family which includes two daughters, Jessica and Malissa, their son-in-law (Malissa’s husband) Tom, and their three grandsons, Gabriel, Isaac and Luke also reside in Truckee. They all have been an inspiration and wonderful reference for her illustrations.