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Karen Finerty

Email: jkfin@att.net

Artist Statement:
What started out as a hobby over 25 years ago has now become a full time, personal endeavor for me.  My multifaceted approach to art led me to work in oil, doing mostly landscapes.  Then I explored acrylics, doing mostly primitive paintings and designing painted wood folk art collectables.  Presently, I’ve limited the scope of my work to focus primarily on watercolor, enjoying the unpredictability of the medium and beauty of the colors.  My technique is recognized by its strong design component with distinctive patterns of color and form.

Resume:
Affiliations:
Wisconsin Watercolor Association
Transparent Watercolor Society of America
League of Milwaukee Artists
Lakes Region Watercolor Guild

Recent Juried Showings:
League of Milwaukee Artists Show, June, 2008 Mount Mary College
Wisconsin Watercolor Society, Spring 2009 Show, Madison, WI
Wisconsin Watercolor Society, Fall 2008 Show, Wausau, WI
League of Milwaukee Artists Show, 2008, Mount Mary College
The Grove Fine Art Show 2009, Elm Grove, WI
Watercolor Wisconsin, 2007, Racine, WI

Education:
Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin
College of Lake County, Gray’s Lake, Illinois
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wustum Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Suburban Fine Arts, Highland Park, Illinois

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