Karen Neu Wideman
Acrylic painter Karen Neu Wideman loves to use a vibrant limitless palette and uses a technique of broken brushstrokes which depicts the contemporary style influenced by many of her favourite artists.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Raised in Unionville, Ontario, Karen’s passion for art began at a young age, with her artistic talents coming naturally from her grandfather who painted scenes in oils or watercolour of his homeland in Hungary.
Karen chose not to continue her studies in art after high school to pursue other interests. Her love of art was rekindled by the influence of her mother who started to work on some decorative painting projects. Karen started back on similar projects and then soon decided to get back into painting on canvas with acrylics.
She began doing some courses and workshops to enhance her skills. One of the courses was art history, which once again ignited a love for the art of years gone by.
Painting in acrylics became Karen’s first preference, with landscapes and florals being her common focus due to a love for the natural settings of God’s design.
She loves to use a vibrant limitless palette and uses a technique of broken brush strokes which depicts a contemporary style influenced by many of her favourite artists. She loves to continue her learning through other artists and believes you can never stop learning and growing.
“My inspiration comes in many forms from the landscapes I capture in my journeys to the talents of master artists of the past, such as Van Gogh, Monet, Tom Thompson and many other artists from the The Group of Seven, just to name a few. I like to paint what the picture says to me with my greatest inspiration from my God, the master creator!”
During the pandemic, Karen was not motivated to paint for awhile. She felt a darkness over her, which eventually brought about her painting “Hope in the Shadows”. A painting used with very dark colours with a contrast of light in the background.
From this came a revelation of a painting collection titled “Hope Arising”. Karen has done a slow release of this collection since Spring of 2021.
Before everything shut down due to the 2020 Pandemic, Karen taught children’s art classes in her home studio for over 10 years. Since then she has been trying to create and work on her new collection to share with the world!
Recent Juried Shows and Exhibitions Previous member of Artists of Uxbridge Scugog Council for Arts Art in the Park, Uxbridge 2015-2019, 2022 Art on the Fringe, Uxbridge 2017-2018, 2021 Scugog council for the Arts Juried Show 2017, 2018, 2019 Scugog Culture Days Mini Tour Sept. 2018 Lake Scugog Studio Tour 2018-2022 LSST Group Show Nov 2019
For 2022 Karen will be welcoming guests to view her work at the rural studio/gallery of silver and goldsmith Monique van Wel.
To purchase a piece of Karen's work, or request a commission piece, contact Karen directly through her website or by email.
Studio 6 - 10755 Side road 17, L0C 1H0 Sunderland