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Karen Ann Hitt


Light Before the Dawn
Artist Statement - My paintings seek to capture influential daily moments, and the lasting effects these memories play on our hearts and minds throughout our lives. As an artist the passion is to reflect light, life, land, expressions as genuinely experienced 'At That Moment…'. I paint in the hope to transport the viewer while also exposing them to the very emotion that stops us both now in our tracks to experience a view; simply, seeking with my art to bring you into viewing your own, "At That Moment…" too.

Biography - Karen's paintings are noted to accentuate the effects of light to the scene adding to the luminosity of her award winning art. Classically trained in the BFA Program at Parson's School of Design in New York, that classic background is ever evident in her style, along with her love of capturing the figure and the effects of light in all of her scenes. Her area landscapes/skyscapes reflect the essence of the landmark, with accentuation on the effects of light to the scene. Karen's award winning paintings have been collected by private and corporate collections: such as Venice City Hall locally and nationally the U.S. I.R.S. Her Illustrations have been published nationally in Children's Picture Books in addition to being distributed in a line of gifts. Notably awarded as a participant in "Paint the Parks" & "Paint America" National Exhibits, 2006 recipient of the Muses Award. Her most recent Children's Book Illustration endeavor received a five star rating from Clarion ranking it as an Excellent choice for children. She is the founder of the Venice Plein Air group and signature member of Plein Air Florida, plus a Nationally Exhibiting Artist.

Karen is predominantly an Oil Painter; her style combines representational and impressionistic, making the emphasis on color and effects of light along with depicting innocence candidly with expressions where a character or portrait also plays a role. When painting a field sketch in Plein Air or a Portrait in the studio the medium is generally Oil; her palette has a Renaissance influence combined with a Hudson River School accent. Studies at Parsons School of Design, along with workshops with modern masters continually influence, as does her extended traveling, crisscrossing the United States. Often working from life, and then bringing that life experience back into the studio emphasizing the effects of light, atmosphere, and the circumstances.

Recent Abbreviated Resume

Rising Cotton
Rising Cotton
Light Before the Dawn
Light Before the Dawn
Arising
Arising
A Precious Gift
A Precious Gift
It Is Well
It Is Well
Mile Marker 212
Mile Marker 212
Rise Up
Rise Up

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