• "Garden Party", Karen L Kirshner 2018. Acrylic on canvas. Inspired by the splendor of nature. 48 x 36 inches. ©Karen L. Kirshner.

  • "Carnival". Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 30 inches. 2016. by Karen Kirshner. ©Karen L. Kirshner.

  • "Journey" (Immigrants seeking a new home), by Karen L. Kirshner, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches. ©Karen L. Kirshner.

Karen L. Kirshner

We absorb so much “gunk” in our communications, and troubles when life seems to be headed out of our control, and the best way to cleanse oneself is with a ritual of drawing, painting and writing. Art is easiest for me; it flows from emotion and spirit and takes shape from intrinsic importance to physical reality. From nothingness comes something to share. I observe, integrate, filter and interpret elements of this world, each creation contains particles of my soul. I do not try to recreate what is already perfect. I do not aspire to be a super realist, nor even a realist. I intuitively interpret what I encounter in nature and in people, and provide my own unique perspective, Although I can re-create realistically, it offers no challenge. I need to express myself, not to copy what is already present. I leave re-creation of perfection to photographers, and those who strive to achieve the perfect copy. I prefer a unique approach and inevitable abstraction. I see geometric and other forms and shapes in everything. For me, it is necessary to acknowledge its visibility.