Karen Rouse Studio

Tapestry

Tapestry

Acrylic on Cradled Board
60 x 30 inches

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Door Aside Thumbnail

Door Aside

Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 36 inches

Complexity Thumbnail

Complexity

Acrylic on Cradled Board
30 x 30 inches

Glimmer Thumbnail

Glimmer

Acrylic on Cradled Board
30 x 10 inches

As a fine artist, Karen Rouse has explored many styles and mediums, viewing this exploration as a necessary part of the creative process. Over time, this array of styles has narrowed to the one that continually surfaced with the strongest voice. While taking a photography class during her college years, she discovered a love of strong directional lighting that created graphic shadows.

Today, her paintings consistently utilize such lighting as the primary driver for her compositions, resulting in distinctive shadows that are as important as the subject. Her work is exclusively based on her own photographs.

Karen's figurative pieces are sometimes "excerpts" of figures that focus on specific features, while others are quite unusual portraits. Her still lifes sometimes employ fruit or vegetables as personified character that reflect a relationship.

Karen's work is no longer available for sale.

Still Life Portfolio

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Evolution

Evolution

Acrylic on Board
30 x 10 inches

A Pair

A Pair

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
16 x 16 inches

Snug

Snug

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
14 x 18 inches

In a Petal

In a Petal

Acrylic on Cradled Board
14 x 18 inches

Two and One

Two and One

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
16 x 20 inches

Spoon

Spoon

Acrylic on Board
20 x 10 inches


The Meeting

The Meeting

Acrylic on Board
20 x 10 inches

Drama

Drama

Acrylic on Cradled Board
16 x 16 inches

Blue

Blue

Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 24 inches

Abbreviated

Abbreviated

Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches

Classic

Classic

Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches

Persimmons

Persimmons

2016
Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 24 inches

Pomegranates

Pomegranates

2016
Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 24 inches

Moment

Moment

2017
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 inches

Hidden

Hidden

2017
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 inches

Blue Plate Cherries

Blue Plate Cherries

Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches

Warm

Warm

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches

Embrace

Embrace

2017
Acrylic on Board
24 x 12 inches

Tomatillos

Tomatillos

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 12 inches

Excerpt

Excerpt

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
18 x 14 inches

Little Solo

Little Solo

2016
Acrylic on Board
7 x 5 inches

Nuzzle

Nuzzle

2016
Acrylic on Cradled Board
20 x 16 inches

Nestled

Nestled

2016
Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches

Couture Radish

Couture Radish

2016
Acrylic on Board
6 x 12 inches

Glow

Glow

2017
Acrylic on Board
36 x 18 inches

Dance

Dance

2017
Acrylic on Board
16 x 16 inches

Persimmons

Persimmons

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches