Karen Neu Wideman
Inspired by the places I have traveled, focusing on our great Canadian landscape; I love to use a bright colourful palette to create my interpretation of what the Master creator has set before me!
About the Artist
Raised in Unionville, Ontario, Karen’s passion for art began at a young age, with her artistic talents coming naturally from her grandfather who painted scenes in oils or watercolour of his homeland in Hungary. Karen chose not to continue her studies in art after high school to pursue other interests. Her love of art was rekindled by the influence of her mother who started to work on some decorative painting projects.
Karen started back on similar projects and then soon decided to get back into painting on canvas with acrylics. She began doing some courses and workshops to enhance her skills. One of the courses was art history, which once again ignited a love for the art of years gone by. Painting in acrylics became Karen’s first preference, with landscapes and florals being her common focus due to a love for the natural settings of God’s design. She loves to use a vibrant limitless palette and uses a technique of broken brush strokes which depicts a contemporary style influenced by many of her favourite artists. She loves to continue her learning through other artists and believes you can never stop learning and growing.
“My inspiration comes in many forms from the landscapes I capture in my journeys to the talents of master artists of the past, such as Van Gogh, Monet, Tom Thompson and many other artists from the The Group of Seven, just to name a few. I like to paint what the picture says to me with my greatest inspiration from God, the Master Creator!
Recent Juried Shows and Exhibitions
Mastrius Summer Show Aug 2022
Mastrius Christmas Art Show Nov/Dec 2022
Lake Scugog Studio Tour 2018-present
Scugog Council for the Arts Juried Show 2017-2019
Art in the Park, Uxbridge 2015 – 2022
Scugog Culture Days -LSST Mini Tour 2018
Art on the Fringe, Uxbridge, 2017 -2018, 2021
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