Karen Darling


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Artist Statement
Because of my training as an Illustrator, I was very comfortable doing things in a realistic manner. However, at some point I felt I needed to let go of what I felt most comfortable doing and challenge myself further.

Exploring new ways of expressing myself led to a much looser and more abstract feeling in my figurative work, and in turn, led to completely nonobjective abstract paintings.

Recently I have been exploring mixed media works that emphasize mark making and layering of media to create either bold or richly atmospheric pieces. My most recent work also utilizes type in the form of X’s and O’s.

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