Artist Profile

Karen Israel Original Pastel Paintings

Medium: Pastel

Description:  Original award winning pastel paintings.

Artist Statement: “Though I am primarily a representational painter, I value the complex relationship between color ,form and composition. Of course, symbolism, abstraction and pattern repetition are constantly in the foreground of my creative process.” Karen Israel, a nationally recognized award-winning painter,holds Master Pastelist status in the Pastel Society of America and the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her work has been published in the Pastel Journal where she has twice won Third Place in the Portrait and in the Wildlife Categories of the Pastel 100. Karen has established herself as an accomplished artist through elevated status in professional art associations and through teaching demonstrations. Karen is Signature Member and President of the Connecticut Pastel Society. Her work can be found in many private and public collections in theUnited States and Canada. Karen has had work exhibited at several museums and galleries in Connecticut and New York City, including the Salmagundi Club, The National Arts Club, The Slater Memorial Museum and the New Britain Museum of American Art. Karen welcomes commissions.

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