'With tools in hand, the breath of line and flow come together. Art for me is freedom in form.' Karen Robey
I am a self taught artist and have been with pencil and paper since the age of three. I have been continuously driven to create ever since. My years of artistic exploration has been open to all mediums, but the pencil to paper has always felt to be my natural choice of expression. There is something about this combination that not only makes visual sense to me, but the tactile feel of pencil to paper and the flow of line that I am able to emit through this form has become second nature. This practice truly has become my voice.
Speaking of nature, it has forever been my muse. I explore the natural world and spend a great deal of time in the great outdoors through my daily practice of tai chi and running. This practice outdoors gives me amazing energy and evokes the passion to dance with line and form. My current series entitled 'Botanicalia,' is a result of this daily practice. The wondrous beauty, variety, and depth of our plant and animal world provides me the resources that not only spark my imagination, but to completely allow it freedom. 'Botanicalia' is for the most part completely imagined and expressed.