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Artwork by Karen Musick
Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
True LIes by Karen Musick
Dreams Lost The Molting by Karen Musick
He Saw Her by Karen Musick
Butterfly Tattoo 2 by Karen Musick
Angel of Peace by Karen Musick
Conversation with Death - My Body by Karen Musick
Pain Slow Death Six by Karen Musick
Pain Slow Death Five by Karen Musick
Facing My Reality by Karen Musick
Pain Slow Death Four by Karen Musick
The Aftermath by Karen Musick
Let Me Go detail by Karen Musick
Nursery to the Stars by Karen Musick
Day and Night by Karen Musick
Lovers Plus One by Karen Musick
The Healer by Karen Musick
The River Crossing by Karen Musick
The Wolf is Always at the Door by Karen Musick
Surfer's Lover by Karen Musick
Pain Slow Death Two by Karen Musick
What the Mind Feels by Karen Musick
Pain Slow Death One by Karen Musick
Enchanted Rock Rocks by Karen Musick
deconstructing time 420 by Karen Musick
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About Karen Musick
I am a self taught artist who began Musickscapes "the landscapes of my mind" in 1993 as a way to deal with issues involving medical negligence and chronic pain.
Picking up a pen, I ignored all that I had been taught about creating art and began to draw my barest emotions. Using shapes combined with colors to describe the turmoil I could find no words for, I created intense and emotionally charged works. This unique vision was a powerful view into this devastating time in my life. Drawing became my lifeline to sanity, a way to deal with powerful, and overwhelming feelings. These works became a source of comfort, dialogue, understanding, and inspiration for myself as well as the fans of Musickscapes.
In 1999 during a visit to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, they were celebrating the great surrealist of the 20th century. Closer inspection of each painting, every brush stroke of masters like Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, I recognized something that I innately knew. Upon returning to Texas, I purchased oil painting supplies and thus began the next chapter in the creative process, opening up my world as if I'd finally truly found my voice. These paintings represent detailed, surrealistic views into the emotions that impact and effect us all.
The goal of my work today is to provide a source of therapy and distraction for myself, creating works of unusual beauty and technical aptitude.
To stop this fast paced world in its tracks for more than just a moment. I want to mesmerize the participant, bring them into vivid mindscapes, deftly created, that encourage study, reflection, and ultimately healing.
I want to bring tears to the eyes, intrigue to the mind, and hope to the soul.
I enjoy many different types of mediums, so far I have used colored pencils, watercolors, acrylics,oils, pen and ink and pencil.
Technology comes naturally to me, opening up the world of digital creativity. I design posters, brochures, art show announcements, personalized greeting cards,photography, digital "painting" and many other interesting and diverse items.
During a visit to the Guggenheim in 1999, upon close inspection of the brush strokes of masters like Dali and Kahlo, I recognized something I innately knew. Upon returning home, I purchased oil painting supplies and began the latest chapter in my creative process. Detailed, surrealistic views into the emotions that impact and effect us all.
Interview with the Artist by Rocio Heredia:
Metal artist Rocio Heredia interviewed Karen Musick for an online interview. You can view this interview at:
Karen's work has been showcased in the following:
Grapejuice Wine Bar, Kerrville, Texas
First Solo Art Show
Eastman Gallery, Houston, Texas:
Holiday Gift Show - 2004
Human Form and Mixed Media - 2003
Lawndale Art Center's 14th Annual Day of the Dead, Houston, Texas. October 20 - November 17, 2001
BT Design Gallery, Italy; Online Art Show, August, 2001
Lawndale Art Center's 13th Annual Day of the Dead, Houston, Texas. October 19 - November 16, 2000
LIMNER GALLERY Invited to show, The Taking of New York City at the Summer Showcase, New York, NY August 9 - 26, 2000
Invited to show at the "Blowing Kisses" show; February 2001
Invited to show at the "Dreaming of a Red Christmas" show; December 2000
Invited to show at the "Halloween-a-rotica" show; October 2000
Invited to show 5 prints of recent oil paintings at the
Summer Under 100 Show, Houston, Texas July 15, 2000 - September 30, 2000
Designed announcement cards for all the above shows.
Art League of Houston
Urban Suburban Rural
Annual Juried Membership Exhibition
"The Promise of the Swan" colored pencil
Houston, Texas 02/03 - 02/24/95
One Woman Show
Private Show hosted by Robert Sanchez
Houston, Texas 11/30/95
Blue Star Complex
San Antonio, Texas - July 1997
Designed womenSArt Website. A site that provided webspace for female artists in the San Antonio area.
(This website is no longer active)
Article in ROOTED magazine showing Karen teaching other artist about artwork on the web.
CD jewel case artwork for Summer Droit's Laughing Like a Banshee
Handbell music cover designs:
Goldilock and the Three Bears; Joyful Day Suite; and Joy to the World(by Kirtsy Mitchell)
High Meadow Music Publishing
Poster Art and layout design for Clear Lake Celtic Music Festival