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In the 1990’s, I worked as a fellowship student at Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Florida. At Crealde I learned the importance of working from real-life. Before this time, all I knew to do was to work from reference photos. This is sometimes still an advantage because I can still use just about any photo as reference material for a painting or drawing!
Today, I enjoy sharing my personal response to subjects and environments through my artwork. Today, I enjoy plein air painting but will always draw and paint my favorite subject - horses. I became enamored of horses as a small child. No one really knows how or why it started. As soon as I could hold a pencil or crayon I started to draw horses and havn’t stopped since.
I work as a commissioned artist, offer instruction for private students and live demonstrations for interested groups, organizations and businesses. I specialize in equine portraiture, but also enjoy painting and drawing many other subjects and in many different media. I am a member of the Central Florida Plein Air Artists and the Central Florida Watercolor Society.Bowdenkaren_BioStatement_.pdf