Artist Statement -

Light casts its spell. Sunlight on the marshes, candlelight on the face of a child, the play of light through a stained glass window all hold inspiration for me. My goal as an artist is to invite the viewer to share my discoveries of light and its properties. Emotional responses to light come to us naturally, and emotion is a part of my art as well. Peaceful landscapes or stormy seas draw the viewer into echoes from their own experience. Plays of color throughout my works challenge the viewing participant to engage in my world.
"Art reflects the light of the soul."

Artist Exhibitions

"Lowcountry VI", Mount Pleasant, SC
"Lowcountry V", Mount Pleasant, SC
"Lowcountry IV" Mount Pleasant, SC (solo)
"Breaking Boundaries" Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, GA
"Spotlight on Art" Atlanta, GA (4 years)
"Lowcountry III" Mount Pleasant, SC(solo)
"Lowcountry II" Mount Pleasant, SC (solo)
"Lowcountry" Mount Pleasant, SC (solo)
"Transitions" University of Georgia, Athens, GA (solo)
"Transitions" Dawson County Council for the Arts, Dawsonville, GA (solo)
Best of the Best of Atlanta - Atlanta GA
6th Coastal National - St. Simons, GA
8th Coastal National - St. Simons, GA
7th Artists National - Mableton, GA
10th National Miniature Show - Mont Alto, PA
US Congressman John Linder Atlanta Offices
Art Spirits - J. Reid Gallery, Buford, GA
Darious Gallery - Fall 2002 Show, Atlanta, GA
Vines Botanical Garden - Feature Artist, Loganville, GA (solo)
Down Right Theatre - Duluth, GA (solo)
Humana Hospital - Snellville, GA (solo)
Brookwood Art Show - Snellville, GA

Yearly studio shows - 1990 - present...

Artist Publications

The Gwinnett Daily Post, "Artist Excelling In Town and Out", Sept. 2008
Charleston City Paper, October, 2008
The Moultrie News, September, 2008
Carolina Arts, October 2008
Carolina Arts, November 2007
Carolina Arts, November 2006
Online Athens (Georgia), June, 2005
Atlanta Journal Constitution, November, 2002
Creative Loafing Magazine - January 17, 1998
(Gwinnett Loaf - Atlanta, GA)

Gwinnett Daily Post - November, 1996
Gwinnett Daily Post - November, 1997

GNET TV - "Gwinnett Artist - Karen Garner"...

Artist Collections

Larry "Chipper" Jones, Atlanta, GA
AT&T National Collection
Mrs. Donald Panoz, Chateau Elan, GA
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duke, Peachtree Corners, GA
Gwinnett Council for the Arts, Duluth, GA
Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA
Chateau Elan Winery, Braselton, GA
Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, TN

Artist Favorites