Karen Boren Gerstenberger
I'm Karen Boren Gerstenberger, Artist
I've always loved to create. Over the years, I've found expression in art, crafts, mixed media, writing & design. My Bachelor's degree in Fine Art included an enriching term studying & making art in England. Nowadays, I work in my studio at home, and show my work at the Gallery at Savage Plants & Landscape in Kingston, WA.
Healing of Artist's Block
For years, I suffered from artist's block. Walking meditation in places like the Bloedel Reserve and working through "The Artist's Way" (by Julia Cameron) led me to travel to Portland, Oregon to study with renowned intuitive painter Flora Bowley. Her teaching dissolved the block, and now, painting is my passion.
Inspired by Nature
From Canada to Mexico, from the USA to Europe, traveling and taking photographs gives me fresh inspiration. Living by the sea in the Pacific Northwest offers ever-changing color and imagery.
What is intuitive painting? Watch it in action
Painting intuitively means that the artist allows intuition to lead each step. At times, the painting may go through awkward stages, but trusting the process leads to free expression, and authentic beauty emerges. Scroll from right to left to see how the process develops (& see the finished piece on the following page).
Around the world
My paintings are in collections around the world, from the U.S. to Canada, Austria and South Africa. I'm always adding new work, so please stop by my gallery, Facebook page and website to see the latest! www.karengerstenberger.com Gallery at Savage Plants 6810 N.E. State Highway 104 Kingston, WA 98346
Live far away? Not a problem!
Paintings can be shipped to you anywhere. Overseas shipping is made easy by removing the canvas from the wood stretcher bars, rolling and packing it in specially-designed tubes and/or boxes. This canvas traveled safely all the way to its happy owner in South Africa!
Paintings can be framed, or not
All of my paintings have finished edges, so framing is optional. "Red Birds" is shown here after being removed from its wooden stretcher bars, rolled, shipped to Austria and professionally re-stretched. At home in Vienna, without a frame, it's in perfect harmony with its formal setting.
See more in my gallery & on Redbubble.com!
🎨Visit my gallery at Savage Plants & Landscape 6810 N.E. Hwy. 104, Kingston, WA 🛍Buy art prints, phone cases, apparel, greeting cards & more online in my Redbubble shop: http://karengberger.redbubble.com
Let’s keep in touch
Visit my gallery at Savage Plants & Landscape, 6810 N.E. Hwy. 104, Kingston, WA. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram & at www.karengerstenberger.com