Karen Nevis Fine Art
About Me

Watercolor artist karen Nevis

Artist Statement:

My art is a medium to express what I see and when I paint it, it takes on a life of its own.  I love when a viewer takes away a new perspective or emotes even a slight reaction.  By channeling energy into my work it lifts and expands within the subject matter.

Being an artist is a lifelong dream and to be making art is my greatest joy.  I love learning new things, experiencing a new place or seeing it in a fresh way.  Capturing the essence of a vision into a painting is the excitement for me.  It is my expression manifested through color, shape and energy.

Karen received her BA degree in Fine Art from California State University, Sacramento.  She has held positions including Art Director, Graphic Designer, Free-lance Artist, Photographer and had her own advertising agency for 9 years.  In 1998 she began to paint watercolor full time.  Karen is a Santa Cruz County Open Studio artist.  She also does commissioned paintings.



Watercolor "The Best of the Central Coast"
    Mar. 30 - Apr. 21, 2013 Santa Cruz Watercolor Society
    *Received Honorable Mention

2012 Capitola 60th Annual Begonia Festival poster artist

Santa Cruz County Bank "Celebrate Santa Cruz County' group show,
     April 18 - July 1st, 2011

2009 Annual Wharf-to-Wharf Poster artist

Central Coast Watercolor Society - July 2008
      Featured speaker/painter demo at the San Luis Obispo Art Center.

Central Coast National Fine Art Competition (Aug 10 - Sept 16, 2007)
     *Received Honorable Mention

Central Coast Watercolor Society - August 30, 2005
      Featured speaker/painter demo at the San Luis Obispo Art Center.

Santa Cruz Half Marathon & 10K Race T-Shirt & Poster - 2004, 2005,
      2006 and 2007.

Capitola Art & Wine Festival Poster 2001 and 2003

Capitola Begonia Festival Poster 2000 and 2002

California Watercolor Association National Show, June 2000


Member: Capitola Art & Cultural Commission July 2003 to March 2013
Member: Pajaro Valley Arts Council
Member: Santa Cruz Watercolor Society, and  California Watercolor
Past Member: Museum of Art & History, Trustee, Chairperson Volunteer
    council, Art docent.

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