Artist Statement - Artist Bio
I passionately create art that stirs the soul, that connects not only to the beauty and joy of the human experience, but also to what lives beyond what is visible. I am a contemporary artist, illustrator and designer. Working out of my studio in Northern California, surrounded by the beautiful forest trees of Sierra Nevada, I am filled with gratitude to the many admirers of my art and collectors. It thrills me to always be busy creating joyful abstract paintings rich in color and texture. I am strongly inspired by nature, human connection and what brings me joy. What pours out of me when I paint is pure emotion as I interact with the canvas and luxurious, juicy pigments.
Painting, building layer upon layer, a rich history develops much like memories. I approach the process loosely, intuitively interacting with my canvas; it is very much like an active meditation for me. Vivid, emotional landscapes emerge, telling stories through raw color, texture and symbolism. Many of my collectors have shared that they ‘appreciate the moods my work provokes inside them.’ I am inspired by the mysteries of creation - the vastness of the cosmos, the human psyche, mind and heart, DNA, patterns, rhythms, symbols, codes, alchemy, archetypes, astrology, courage, joy and the beauty of nature. Art that connects not only to the beauty and joy of the human experience, but also to what lives beyond what is visible.
Over the past 20 years, award winning and self-taught illustrator, painter and designer, Karen Feiling, has become known for her vibrant, emotive abstracts and whimsical illustrations. For the past several years Karen has participated in “Local Business, Local Art Collective” showing her work throughout Placer County. She works in a variety of mediums and has done art installations for the renowned Sunset Music Festival as well as several local commissioned mural projects and music media. Karen’s work has been featured and published globally and she is currently working on her own publishing projects.