I love painting the mist among the mountains, trees, rivers and valleys. It creates a mood that transcends me to a peaceful place. It lets my eye find a resting place .
Karen Keil Brown
Mission Health had a call for local artists to decorate their new medical building in Asheville, NC. More than 500 people applied. Karen Keil Brown from Asheville Gallery of Art was selected to paint a large commission piece for one of the waiting rooms. Mission Health will install all art September 1, 2019.
Karen Keil Brown has worked as a professional artist for over 30 years, with artwork in numerous private and corporate collections nationwide. Born in New Jersey and raised in Asheville, Karen received her BA degree in Fine Art from the UNC- Asheville. She has a working art studio is the River Arts District and supports various organizations: Arts for Life,(helping sick and special needs children) WNC Design Guide, Asheville Area Arts Council, UNC- Asheville Board of Trustee. She enjoys teaching art and is a passionate outdoors woman.
Karen discovers a delicate balance between earth and sky, realism and abstraction.
"I have added a different direction from my tranquility scenes of mountainsides cloaked in mist. My new style reveals a whimsical, transcendent dance between color, shapes and light. Painting is my way of connecting with my outdoor experiences.I hope to express in my work a spiritual significance in nature’s forms, a spiritual landscape within a physical one."