Karen Killian

Karen Killian

Karen, a life-long, self-taught artist, first sketched her own Golden Retriever in 1987, and friends immediately started asking her to do theirs. Soon, requests for children’s portraits came, and Karen became especially enamored with painting children and dogs together ~ depicting that bond, those connections that we treasure always. Her portraits range from classic single head studies, with simple, soft backgrounds, to several subjects together on very detailed (landscape or interior) backgrounds. At the end of the day, Karen is best known for the spirit and personality she captures in her subjects’ eyes.