Photograph of Artist KAREN A. MOTLEY
KAREN A. MOTLEY
Kelowna, British Columbia - Canada



Original Artworks (4)

Karen A. Motley; View At Davis Bay, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241   Driving along Highway 101 one is constantly reminded that you are indeed living coastal life. But it really rings true as you come around that corner just before Davis Bay. all of a sudden your eyes are taking in a huge body of water and a street ...
Karen A. Motley
Original Oil Painting, 2008
12 x 48 inches (30.5 x 121.9 cm)
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Karen A. Motley; Black Gold, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241   This sunset scene holds great meaning for me. It is one of those scenes that you never forget. As I sat on a ledge over looking one of the Yukon' s beautiful lakes I contemplated where I was at in my life. As I did this, ...
Karen A. Motley
Original Oil Painting, 2008
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Karen A. Motley; The Perfect View, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241   Having grown up in the vast wilderness of the Yukon. I have grown accustomed to huge landscapes - big mountains and big water. the view of Sechelt iNlet is my familiar morning, noon and night touchstone. I have found that here our Creator displays grandeur on every scale ...
Karen A. Motley
Original Oil Painting, 2008
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Karen A. Motley; Enchanted Inlet, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241   As many can attest, the view looking down Sechelt Inlet is pretty spectacular. At times looking out my studio window I am often awestruck at the beauty. There are times when the sun is setting just right and there is the right amount of mist in the ...
Karen A. Motley
Original Oil Painting, 2008
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

In my art, I attempt to extend to you the viewer an invitation to visit your day dreams, your memories. That special place in your heart or perhaps that perfect day. I believe that art is living and has the ability to affect everyone differently.

Coming from a large French Canadian family there was always lots of laughter, music and animated personalities. I was often surrounded with creative and eclectically colorful people. It was at a young age that I began to enjoy the art of watching people and things, reading my surroundings. I began to draw as a child but was not content with "coloring between the lines". I wanted to draw the picture the way I saw it.There is beauty in everything and often a child like approach can be the key to maintaining our longevity and happiness.
Because of this it was only natural that the progression went from drawing to Impressionist painting.

My painted works stretch from subjects in Canada to South America, the Caribbean to Europe. I prefer Impressionist or Abstract styling. Usually, I take photographic journeys and develop my subject from there. I paint with oils on gessoed canvas and use mainly hog bristle brushes. I take my inspiration from the Intense colors of culture, sweeping sky's,lush flora and fauna, sun, sand and surf.

I have commissioned pieces in private homes in Yukon, British Columbia, Florida, Germany and England.
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