Karen Sosa | Orange County Artists Guild
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Indoor set-up only.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times. Spacious house with lots of windows, which will be open if weather permits. Separate entry/exit doors. No food or drink permitted. Private visits by appointment.

I create oil paintings inspired by the natural world, exploring the dichotomies between light and dark, static and shifting matter, and form and atmosphere. I begin initially with a subject, a photograph, or a memory and then thickly layers bold colors, often with a palette knife, to create the composition. I experiment with light, sometimes blurring the boundaries between forms and shapes and sometimes using dark shapes to define the space, but always allowing the colors to dominate. Each painting evolves very organically from a time or place that is deeply meaningful to me.

I have been painting for more than 30 years. I graduated from Smith College with a degree in art, then went on to a successful career in book conservation. Since moving to North Carolina, I have rededicated myself to painting full-time. I grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and worked on a vegetable farm for 10 years. I draw inspiration from the memories of walking under piers, tiptoeing through beach grass, feeling the wind on a cold beach, and smelling the earth as I plowed the fields. I use color as the central component in my art, weaving its emotional impact with my connection to the land.

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(301) 768-8794

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