Karen Scharer


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    Karen Scharer


    Oil 60 x 48

    Taking Flight by Karen Scharer was selected as a Finalist in the August 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.




    Karen Scharer’s work reflects decades of art study with a wide range of artists, informed by diverse experiences from travel, a degree in natural resource management, and a 17-year career in technology.  During her more than 30-year successful painting practice, Scharer’s work has transitioned from realism to abstraction, and from watercolor to acrylic to oil, a medium which has now completely captured her focus and passion. 


    Scharer’s large, colorful abstract paintings have been featured in dozens of solo and group shows across the U.S.  Her work has been honored with many awards, accepted into numerous juried exhibitions, and is included in hundreds of public, private, and corporate collections.  Notable collections include the Ponzio Visual Arts Center, Colorado Academy, Denver, CO; Ritz-Carlton Resorts, Beaver Creek, CO; BMW Corporation, Plano, TX; Dominion Oil, Oklahoma City, OK, and many others.


    Karen Scharer is based in Pueblo West, CO where her home and studio sit beneath dramatic skies just minutes from the beautiful Arkansas River, and a short drive from some of Colorado’s most spectacular mountain peaks.  The stunning and varied Colorado landscape is a constant source of inspiration for her intuitive painting approach.



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