I am a native of California but have traveled extensively.  My interest in art dates back to my childhood.  I was self-taught until college, graduated from The University of California at Davis, and also studied at the Corcoran School of Fine Art in Virginia.

I have been married to a military officer for twenty five years and I continue my studies today through workshops and seminars as we move across the country. I travel to Europe frequently and many of my current works reflect time spent painting there.  I have been a full time professional artist for over ten years.  

My works are purchased by select clients for private collections across the United States.  In addition, I am a member of the Arlington Artists Alliance and The Montgomery Art Guild.

Karen's works are highly collectible and hang in galleries and homes throughout the United States and Europe. Recognized and acclaimed worldwide, her work is currently on display at Gallerie Severn in Metairie, Louisiana and Tupelo Honey Cafe, Arlington, Virginia.  In addition, she was honored with the cover of the December 2014 & 2016 issues of Pink Magazine, the 2016 cover of Sasee Magazine, and  has been featured in multiple others including Art Galleries & Artists of the South, and she was honored as an EMERGING ARTIST by Art Business News Magazine in September 09.

View pictures of Karen's art openings at:

 Arlington Arts Gallery and Stonehenge Gallery

All commissions are welcomed.


Karen Tarlton