Next Artists' Open Studio:

Next tour starts 11/29/2019

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November 29, 30 & December 1, 7 & 8 - 10:00am - 5pm
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Karen St Jean

Maple Leaf Gallery

(860) 564-3167

11 Townhouse Dr.
Pomfret , CT 06259

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Artist Statement

I learned how to paint and draw at Plainfield High School Adult Education class. I was in my late 30's. My teacher, Marge Gaffney, told me I had talent and I should continue my studies. I took art classes at QVCC for three years and then went to Foster Caddell Art school where I studied for over 30 years. I also take various workshops
I volunteer, teaching art at the Plainfield Senior Center.
I belong to the NECTAG and the Pastel Society.
I like working in oils, acrylics and my favorite medium is soft pastels.
I have been commissioned to paint many paintings: most of them were pet portraits. Other commissions include people, homes, buildings, trucks, tractors, cars murals, side of barn labels, a book cover, mailboxes and one submarine. Most of my commissions are worked from photographs.
I won best in show with my pastel of "Pheasants" and best is show with a pastel of "Peaceful River".
I have been in various art shows with the NECTAG and the Pastel Society

Artists Open Studio Dates

November 24 & 25, December 1 & 2

 Karen learned to paint and draw at Plainifield High School Adult Education  Art Classes  she was inher  late 30's  HerTeacher Marge Gaffney  told  her she had talent and  said and she should continue her  studies . After Adult Education Art  Classes  KAren went to  QVCC for three years . thenshe  studied with Foster Caddell for over 30 years  untill  he closed  his art school . 

Karen have also taken many workshops throughout the years .

Karen  work in oils, acrylics , and her  favorite meduim soft pastels  

Karen's many commissions include Pet portraits,  people ,homes , buildings , tractors, trucks , cars , one submarine ,  murals  , a book cover, mailboxes , signs  and I painted a cow on the side of a barn  

most of her  commissions are worked from photographs . 

Karen likes to paint  plein air  and still life , When she paints  scenery she works plein air and from photos  she takes .

Karen  belongs  to the Northeast Ct Art guild and the  Pastel society. 

Her  art has been shown in  galleries and in various art shows 

 Karen  is a volunteer teaching   art at the Plainfield Senior Center 


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