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Karen Scharer

Scharer Fine Art

"My paintings reflect my faith in imagination and intuition, and my passion for exploring and communicating the profound beauty of our world and the human experience. Through painting, my ideas and visions become tangible, providing a language to encourage, share, inspire, and uplift."

Painter Karen Scharer lives and works outside of Estes Park, Colorado, near Rocky Mountain National Park. Her studio is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest, where the myriad colors and forms of nature and the joys and challenges of everyday life provide unending inspiration for her large, spontaneous, colorful abstract paintings.

Karen Scharer's paintings are not pre-planned. Each piece evolves as if it were a conversation between old friends...sometimes lighthearted and joyful, sometimes contentious or troubling. As a result, every painting is as individual as the moment in which it was created. Scharer works primarily in oil on canvas, but she also works in acrylic and on wood panels or paper.

Karen Scharer was born to artist parents and learned to draw and paint at an early age. Her formal art training has come from a wide variety of artists with whom she studied at private classes, in working studios, at workshops, and at the Art Student's League of Denver. Scharer believes that there is always more to learn and plans to continue to be a student of painting—for life.

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Happy Hour
Oil Painting

$ 4,300
$ 3,440
Finding Light I
Oil Painting

$ 7,350
Hidden Agenda
Oil Painting

$ 7,175
Dry Meadow
Oil Painting

$ 4,000
What If
Oil Painting

$ 8,975
Bouquet III
Oil Painting

$ 4,000
De Oro
Oil Painting

$ 5,400
$ 4,320
Destination
Oil Painting

$ 5,000
$ 4,000
Xeriscape
Oil Painting

$ 7,175
Route 66
Oil Painting

$ 8,975
Overgrown II
Oil Painting

$ 5,000
$ 4,000
Transcend
Oil Painting

$ 5,000
$ 4,000
Breathe
Oil Painting

$ 4,000
Lyrical
Oil Painting

$ 2,100
$ 1,470
Tropic
Oil Painting

$ 2,100
$ 1,470
Morning Rain
Oil Painting

$ 5,000
$ 4,000
Belated Spring I
Oil Painting

$ 4,075
$ 3,260
Whimsical II
Oil Painting

$ 1,700
$ 1,190
Flavors I
Oil Painting

$ 1,700
$ 1,190
Whimsical I
Oil Painting

$ 1,700
$ 1,190
Ancestral
Oil Painting

$ 1,000
$ 800
Arid II
Oil Painting

$ 5,400
$ 3,780
Spring Break III
Oil Painting

$ 3,300
$ 2,640
Spring Break IV
Oil Painting

$ 3,300
$ 2,640
Solstice Diptych
Oil Painting

$ 4,900
$ 3,430
Wild Rose 2
Oil Painting

$ 4,000
$ 3,200
Wild Rose 1
Oil Painting

$ 4,000
$ 3,200
Sixty 2
Oil Painting

$ 2,700
$ 2,160
Sixty 1
Oil Painting

$ 2,700
$ 2,160
Romance
Oil Painting

$ 5,000
$ 3,500
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Women's History Month Exhibition, Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO, USA, 2010
Representation to Abstraction, Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO, USA, 2010
National Art Encounter, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL, USA, 2010
One Woman Show, Gallery 1, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA, 2003
Artist's Magazine Annual Competiton (finalist), Artist Magazine, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 2008
Collections
BMW Corporation, Corporate Offices, Plano, TX, USA, 2007
Douglas County, Colorado, Douglas County Library, Castle Rock, CO, USA, 2006
Town of Castle Rock, Town Hall, Castle Rock, CO, USA, 2005
Dominion Exploration and Production, Inc., Corporate Offices, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 2005
Red Rocks Distributing, Inc., Corporate Offices, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 2004