Aren’t these paintings OUT OF THIS WORLD?? They’re so fresh, so different, colorful yet peaceful, I absolutely love them. The painting above is entitled “BELOW SONORA PASS” and the one below “395, NORTH OF MONO LAKE”. I found this artist in an unexpected place. I was on Serena and Lily’s website (home furnishings, bedding, etc.) and they have something called a BAZAAR, where they collect neat things from around the globe… I clicked on the ART tab, TRULY not expecting to see what I call fabulous art and whoa! There she was… Karen Smidth has paintings on Serena and Lily’s Bazaar (click HERE) that are breathtaking. MANY are sold, you have to act fast! I’m telling you… this girl is good! (See, now you know what I meant when I said Karen was a bazaar artist… Serena and Lily Bazaar)!
Karen is a graphic designer/artist who was born in Denmark, then moved to the United States. Here is a bit about Karen from her WEBSITE:
1976-80 journeyman hot metal typesetter, ringkobing, denmark
1980-82 the graphic arts institute of denmark, copenhagen
1985-86 the academy of art, san francisco
2004-07 part time student at college of marin, kentfield, ca
now focusing some of my energy on painting and drawing.
to understand the world around me. what ends up on the
surface is a product of a my discoveries.