“Dynamic composition and a unique viewpoint are the hallmarks of my pastel paintings. Stylistically I strive for agility and I consider the mood and form of the subject to inform my approach. My work is rendered with a strong appreciation for the rigors of formal design coupled with a vast array of color choices.”
Karen has been focusing on pastels as her medium for over a decade. Once at her easel, she often considers a comprehensive underpainting to influence her vision.
Karen is a nationally recognized, award-winning artist. Her work has earned her the following titles: Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, Signature Member, and past President of the Connecticut Pastel Society. Karen is affiliated with many prestigious art organizations and clubs including the Salmagundi Club, Lyme Art Association, and the American Artists Professional League. She currently serves on the PSA Board of Governors.
Karen is a teacher and instructing demonstrator for many art organizations and she conducts demos and workshops for many art organizations locally and nationally.
Please email Karen Israel if you would like more information about any of the works depicted in her website gallery and for information on her workshop schedule.