Originally from Montreal, Canada, Karen Roehl moved to Denver as a yougster in 1967. Karen began her artistic career when she completed a design program at the Art Institute of Colorado in 1987. She enjoyed a successful career as a graphic artist for over 20 years, the last eight of which were spent running her own design business. Satisfying a life long desire to expand her creative talents inot the fine arts, she entered the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at University of Colorado at Denver and completed here BFA in December 2007, graduating magna cum laude.
Now known for her paintings inspred by abstract expressionism, Karen has work in private and corporate collections. She enjoys combining realism and her abstract mark-making to create contemporary western genre paintings, primarily using horses as subject matter and inspiration.
Karen joined the faculty at the Art Students League of Denver in 2011, where she hosts classes in basic and abstract painting. She was also a founding member and served on the board of Denver's acclaimed Ice Cube Gallery in the RiNo Arts Districts.