Karen Klassen

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Karen Klassen is a painter and award winning illustrator based in Calgary, Alberta. She is currently exploring new ways of interpreting portraits and figures with paint. Karen incorporates painting, drawing, and printmaking techniques and uses each for their own unique and inherent qualities, exploring mark making and ultimately the message that each medium conveys. She wishes to keep the ancient practice of making portraits moving forward and visually relevant by using a variety of mediums for their innate ability to communicate a message or mood - currently working on a series of portraits representing feminist values.


Her work  can be found in gallery shows, fashion campaigns, and books throughout North America and Europe.  

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