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Meet Karen


Thanks for dropping by, and for your interest in my work!

I'm an award-winning artist, writer, and maker who recently left the San Francisco Bay Area for a seaside home in Ocean Shores, Washington.

I was born under a water sign which may explain my connection to the sea. I've always lived within driving distance to the ocean. I can go months without seeing it, but I like knowing it's there. As a kid, my sister and I used to vie to be the first to spot the ocean as we approached the coast. Seeing the water always generates a flush of endorphins. 

I'm also a wildlife enthusiast, birder, and amateur astronomer who relishes the rural PNW life after too many years working in high tech. 


My artistic work includes illustration, mixed media and collage, paintings, photography, and mosaics. I also produce animated videos, and stop-motion animation shorts.


And then there's Cat Scouts. I wrote and illustrated The Cat Scout Handbook, and built the Cat Scouts social media site where cats can learn to be better cats by living life the Cat Scout Way. I also take commissions for custom cat portraits. 

Got a creative bent yourself? Take one of my workshops! 

Or buy stuff! Click the SHOP link in the top menu to see what's available to purchase. 


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