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!
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.
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!
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.