On display February 6 – April 2
Karen is a contemplative photographer who enjoys wandering with her camera with the aim of being completely open and present to the moment. She is drawn to simple beauty and hopes to inspire and uplift with her images. This past summer she and her husband were grateful to spend two weeks at an Artist-in- Residency, Bordeneuve Retreat, in the Midi Pyrenees region of France. Some of the images in ‘Wanderings’ are from that stay, as well as, time spent in Paris. Others are from previous travels along with some closer to home in ‘the land of pleasant living.’
Karen spent many years as an educator and, early on, became intrigued with the classic, ‘out of time’ quality of black and white photography. This interest naturally progressed into creating Blue Moon Photography and specializing in contemporary portraiture of kids and pets. Over time, she broadened her scope and began providing healing images for yoga studios, massage and acupuncture practice spaces. She has attended workshops at National Geographic, the Washington School of Photography, Nikon School, the Santa Fe Photography Workshops and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, but her greatest teacher has been revered Chesapeake Bay and Maryland Photographer, Marion E. Warren, who mentored her in the darkroom and in the art of ‘seeing.’
Her fine art images have exhibited locally at Quiet Waters Park, the Circle Gallery, 49 West, Barnes & Noble, BWI Airport and previously at Paul’s Homewood Cafe. She has also volunteered her services for the Hammond Harwood House Secret Garden Tour, the Annapolis Maritime Museum, VisionWorkshops, the Wellness House, METAvivor and the Heart Gallery of Maryland.