Karen Leoni often paints en plein air in an effort to capture the essence of the landscape, usually close to home in Northern California. She enjoys exploring new places, at home or abroad, a constant source of inspiration. “Painting allows me to closely examine nature and notice everyday things that otherwise would have passed me by. Time slows down when you paint or sketch. It’s magical.” Karen works in both oil and pastel, believing that one enhances the other. Her works are in galleries in California and New York as well as corporate and private collections across the United States and Italy. In addition, she has received numerous awards in various juried events, plein air competitions, and exhibits.
Visit the artist’s website: karenleoni.com