Following a brief business meeting of the Newington Art League on Wednesday, March 8th, Master pastelist Karen Israel will demonstrate her pastel painting techniques. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm in the Ceramics Room of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center at 120 Cedar St, Newington, CT. These meeting are free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome.
Karen Israel’s pastel paintings are defined by their dynamic compositions and unique viewpoints. She is influenced by the light and mood of the subject and lets those elements dictate her approach. These subjects are rendered with a strong appreciation for the rigors of formal design coupled with a fearless array of color choices.
“Creating art is a visual language and the most efficient way to communicate my impressions of the world. I enjoy using line, color and design to make a dramatic statement. As I begin the creative process, the medium of pastel provides an immediate and colorful way to make painterly decisions and choices.”
In addition to numerous awards, Karen’s work has garnered the honor of Signature Member with the American Artists Professional League, Master Circle with the International Association of Pastel Societies and Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. Karen is an artist member of the Salmagundi Club, NYC,The Copley Society, Boston and the Lyme Art Association.
Karen conducts many teaching demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States and she has served as juror for many national competitions.
In May 2022, Karen’s pastel paintings were on exhibit with Les Amis Des Arts in Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais, honoring American Women pastelists, Montluçon, France.
Karen’s pastel paintings were featured twice in Practique Des Arts: August 2020,July 2018 and in Southwest Art Magazine in April 2021.