Karen Duckles paints flowing abstractions in a gestural manner, often using her hands directly on the canvas. This imparts a sensuous quality of touch. The paintings have a great deal of movement relating directly to the scale of the human body, as in the arc a hand might make across an expanse of canvas.
Karen’s work has been influenced by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. One of its precepts, that truth can be found in nature, has informed her work for many years. Her subjects derive from natural phenomena such as wind, water, and plants.
Karen has been showing in the Los Angeles area for the past three years.
artist's website: karenduckles.com