So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades: Karen Schnepf

29 Mar

Being a hyper visual person, I remember imagery like nobody’s business.  Names, however, often escape me.  So I was very excited when on Pinterest last week, I spotted the Omaha artist Karen Schnepf.  We’d carried a few of her paintings while I was working in a gallery, purchased through an art rep, so we’d never had any contact with her personally.  I was so delighted to find her again so that I could share her striking, color saturated work with you!

Painting-026, Petals Series

Let me just say that none of these photos do Karen’s work justice.  Her canvases are super high-gloss, making it nearly impossible to get accurate photos.  But that deep shine is one of the things that I love about her work.

Painting-031, Petals Series

The glossy surface enhances the brilliance of her saturated color palette.  Her use of such vibrant color tempered with black and lustrous surfaces call to mind modern stained glass on canvas.  The color seems to virtually ooze across the canvas.  I want to swim in it!

Remains of the Day 1, 18x24

Tropical Vacation

To see more of Karen Schnepf’s work, please visit her website.

Featured image is Painting-033.  All images are via the artist’s website.

6 Responses to “So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades: Karen Schnepf”

  1. nickychantrjaroen March 29, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Reblogged this on nickychantrjaroen and commented:
    butterfly 😀

  2. Conceptual Muse March 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Reblogged this on Conceptual Art.

    • Lesley March 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

      Thanks for reblogging! 🙂


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