Karen Moore was born in the beautiful region of Santa Barbara, California in 1976. In her teens she passionately pursued music, giving wings to her creative inclinations. When she began to paint the valleys of Ojai and all the beauty surrounding her, it became apparent that she is truly a natural born artist.
In 1992, she enrolled in the California State Academy of Fine Arts, where she began her studies of the arts and art history. The most significant academic year for Karen was her last which she spent abroad in Europe studying the masters, allowing her an opportunity to witness first hand so many of the masterpieces of which she had only read about. During her journey in Europe she developed camaraderie with various contemporary artists and became aware of new art forms and with each new association her knowledge was broadened and her talent was fortified.
In recent years Karen has found success with her unique atmospheric and buoyant landscapes. Her newest work demonstrates how she fuses her love of nature and free expression. She is always in search of new inspiration and techniques from which she can learn as is determined to maintain a special style all her own.
“I practice a more minimal approach to painting”, says Moore, “I like to play and experiment with various mediums to express my interpretation of the moods of the elements of nature.”
Karen Moore’s paintings are on exhibit in galleries throughout the United States.