Karen Vernon is a very active painter. She has been painting in watercolor, oil, pastel or acrylics since her childhood. She has worked with watercolor for over 50 years and her skill in this medium is demonstrated in each of her painting, which are a visual enchantment of color and light. She is constantly seeking to interpret life around her and depicts her images in vibrant, often oversized images.
As a professional artist with a worldwide market, she has achieved notable recognition. Karen was invited to show her work in a three year traveling museum exhibition entitled “Sea to Shining Sea”. She was one of only 47 artists selected to participate in this major project honoring our country. Her paintings hang in museum collections in Europe and in the United States, as well as private and corporate collections, such as the Royal Family of Saudi, Delta Airlines, the Chateu de Vuilliens, the National PGA Headquarters, the Moody Gardens resort Hotel, and the Walt Disney Corporation. She has been elected to the Birmingham Watercolour Society of Birmingham, U.K., is in Who’s Who in American Art, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and holds a signature membership in the Texas Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Art Society – Houston.
Karen Vernon is the founder of ACT, Artist Changing Tomorrow, a fundraiser to maintain and sustain art education.
“Vernon’s strong command of color contrast and remarkable control of detail lies at the base of her expressions of the love of nature and deepest human values”…Calvin Goodman, Los Angeles, CA.
“…her investigation of loght and pattern is evident and her renderings, sophisticatied.” The Chronicle Independent, Houston