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Name of Artist Karen Winters
Country United States
City La Canada
Artistic Styles Impressionism , Realism
Subject Areas Floral, Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, Western
Art Media Dry pastel, Oil paint, Watercolour
Artist's Website Karen Winters California Landscape Oil Painting
As a career documentary-maker, I’ve always been a storyteller and now it’s how I paint as well – primarily in oil but also in watercolor and pastel. I believe every good painting tells a story.

The story may be the way a stream winds through a Sierra meadow, shimmering in late afternoon sun. It may be the fragility of wildflowers against the strength of an arroyo bridge. My goal is to discover stories in the landscape and to portray them with good design, memorable color and strong emotion.

Influences: Those who paint so powerfully I can't look away. Edgar Payne, Guy Rose and J Bond Francisco. George Inness and JS Sargent. If I had to classify my current work, I’d say it draws from both impressionism and realism in equal parts.

My work evolves with endless explorations of California, my native state. Every destination brings new opportunities for plein air studies that will be evaluated in studio and some transformed into major works. There are always new stories to tell.


Artist member (juried) - California Art Club
Juried Member - Watercolor West
Member, National Watercolor Society
Pasadena Society of Artists, Oil Painters of America

I welcome studio visits by appointment (in Los Angeles) and am happy to paint on commission.