Karen Israel

My works range over an eclectic mix of subjects and approaches. The consistent element is a dynamic design and the use of bold color. I am most inspired when painting from life but also enjoy using my photo references for inspiration. Painting provides me with a visual grammar to record the world and my reactions to it.

Recently, I have earned the designation of Fellow Maxima Cum Lade with the American Artists Professional League. Additionally,I am an Elected Member of the Salmagundi Club, and Master Pastelist with both the Pastel Society of America and the International Association of Pastel Societies.

I consider myself fortunate to be able to devote my time to both painting and teaching.

Selected Works