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Karen Trimble

Karen Trimble


Artist Work

oil on canvas over board
30x 25
White Composition #22
oil on canvas
27x 24
Quince Apples
oil on canvas over board
12x 21
All Danced Out
oil on board
The Mexican Pitcher
oil on canvas
21x 17
Apple on the Edge
12x 12

Artist Information

Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Although I went to art school in the 70’s (Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA), I left art to become a dancer and teacher. In 1990, I took a continuing studies course at the Maryland Institute and rediscovered my love for “pushing paint around”. Creating artworks that invite people to enter and look around is both my urge and inspiration. Still life showcases every technical aspect of painting in additional to being beautiful. I enjoy painting glass for the high luster and reflected lights and fabric for the softness and variety of color. Fruit and vegetables are accessible images and add bright colors for an emotional content. Still life is like a stage set: the objects are as characters. There is stillness and movement, the play of light and shade, lyric story telling, color and music. As a personal statement, I think everyone should have real art in their lives. Art is inclusive not exclusive. Description of work: I work exclusively in oils on canvas and board. I have several areas of interest that I work on simultaneously: traditional, still life, sky and landscapes, contemporary still life, and my new area, figure painting. Every new area or painting is a discovery.

Artist Bio

Karen Trimble

Education: Temple University, Tyler School Of Art, Philadelphia, PA and Rome, Italy
Bachelor of Art, Magna Cum Laude
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Courses in Continuing Studies Program
Schuler School of Art, Baltimore, MD

Employment: Instructor: Drawing and Painting Classes for Adults

Experience: Selected Juried Art Shows and Exhibitions:
February 2004 Solo Show Notre Dame Preparatory, Baltimore, MD
August 2004 Yorkfest Juried Show, York, PA
February, 2005 Solo Show Boston Properties, Baltimore, MD
August 2005 Amalie Rothchild Gallery at Creative Alliance
Baltimore, MD
Solo Show: “The Waiting Room”
February, 2008 Baltimore County Community College, MD
Solo Show: “Impressions of China”
2009 Towson Art Collective Baltimore, MD
Two Artists: Karen Trimble and Matt Kloss
September 2009 Parkside Art Café Baltimore, MD
Solo Show: “The Figure in Landscape”
April, 2011 Studio Thursday Painters Group Show,
Towson Art Gallery, Towson, MD
October, 2011 Featured Artist Solo show: Skyscapes
Hamilton Gallery, Baltimore, MD
November, 2011 Studio Thursday Painters Group Show
Lovely Manors Gallery, Phoenix, MD
February, 2012 Chadds Ford Gallery: “Nocturne”
Chadds Ford, PA
December, 2013 Chadds Ford Gallery: “Christmas in Miniature”
Chadds Ford, PA
April, 2014 2nd Floor Gallery: “Think Spring”
Mechanicsburg, PA
September, 2014 Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth DE
Solo Show: Skies and Storms

Awards: Regional BG&E Award, First Place: Art Gallery of Fells Point, 1997
Fourth Place: Lititz Fine Arts Show, 2004
Artistic Merit: Members Show, Carroll County Arts Council 2004
Third Place: Brandywine Festival of Art, 2007
Second Place: Lititz Fine Arts Show, 2009
First Place: Lititz Fine Arts Show, 2012
Third Place: Lititz Fine Arts Show, 2013

Memberships: Creative Alliance
Towson Art Collective
Oil Painters of America
Studio Thursday Painters

Represented by: Chadds Ford Gallery, Chadds Ford , PA
2nd Floor Gallery, Mechanicsburg, PA