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Karen Colville is a West Coast Scenery Painter of mood, light, calmness , tranquility in her landscapes with considerable skills in oil and water color. Her subject strength is recognized by her Collectors is landscapes, in recent years those of Western Canada. Her early works were of rural life in Ontario and Quebec, Canada. In the early stages of Karen's art career, she was educated in Toronto OCAD Fine Arts and Emily Carr Vancouver, Fine Arts, as an independent representing Canada, as an emerging Artist, she traveled international to learn about ancient art history with cultural immersion ,cultural practices and to exhibit at prestigious events. Karen's recurring themes in her art are about peace and solitude in BC. Certain places are considered as sacred as much as supernatural to have the ability to increase our sense of peacefulness, in an unpredictable world.
Karen Colville is a recognized experienced Visual Artist, Performance Artist in Music, also recognized as a Singer and presenter in education of all ages. A Speaker Presenter to various groups in the Arts in Cultural Festivals in the public sector of Arts & Culture and in Community Arts as a Contributor. She is also an award winning Artist.
She is located in Vancouver, BC. Karen has expanded her practice to include natural materials as lichen moss in her work, bamboo, found natural materials, hand crafted organic that is based on historic research and with a contemporary unique style , she also designs ecologically, and repurposes objects, including slow fashion hand weaving, sewing embellishments into simple ornate wall hangings in an artisan stylistic manner as reconnecting to Mother earth. Karen has participated in community arts working with worthy causes of importance in humanities. She enjoys going on location to BC Parks, Community Gardens, she participates in group and solo shows local and international.
Artist Statement Karen Colville is always engaged in artistic practices. experiencing continued growth with methods of exploration of materials and environment and working with nature . Karen uses weaving, encaustic. natural paint. This has great importance, to her. I have dedicated a lot of my life and time and energy to becoming better with skill set while respecting people and planet. Karen has participated in ecological based art show exhibits with her recent works. Karen is in the final phase of First Nations workshops, in work shops with First Nations Artists as part of the truth and reconciliation process in British Columbia. Karen also participated in a workshop with the Vancouver Art Gallery of Coastal Artists using natural and indigenous materials in their work as a group.
My views and perception on what I create are changing, evolving and adapting .Artists are always adapting to changes in economy and public perception with education . The Natural world is a sanctuary. People are waking up to consumerism with increasing costs in the way they live as food security, the rising costs of fuel, housing are very serious issues , supply and demand as a means of control over their lives as an Artist having, access to resources and materials and how we view the world with our ways of doing things. My concern for having less impact on the earth and environment comes from having values, while learning and creating aesthetics in works, with research creating unique objects, harvesting with respect to others , plants and the land, with meditation and reflection. I have also been inspired by local ecological artists in my work in selection of material use and keeping works local by supporting local business while respecting our land and water.
November 7th,- December 31st,2022 International Juried Islamic Art Exhibit, Richmond Public Library Community Wall. Presenters Islamic Art of British Columbia
Title artwork: Ughyr Dancer Co Exist, art based on UAE visit 2010, Karen Colville reached international art status 2010 by exhibit Ghaf gallery UAE, research on the Silk Road, Historic Islamic Art.
October 14 -16th 2022 Vancouver Outsiders Festival Round House, Yaletown, Vancouver, BC
October 1st-30th,2022 Title: Amber TweedsMuir, Amber 111 Exhibit Envision Arts, Texas Website : Amber III — Envision Arts (envisionartshow.com
August 20th,21st 2022 Richmond Maritime Festival, Educational family fun painting and printmaking interactive
June- July 2022 Recent Educational Workshop: First Nations Truth and Reconciliation Drum Making. First Nations Story telling , Educational attendee artist.
July 2022 Nominated for an award Lit Comedy Festival, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Performance Art, Screen Play
May 2022 Coquitlam Heritage Society, Art Ancient Sandstone, Van Island, where Place Des arts, Coquitlam BC
March 2022 Longing & Belonging Jewish Community Centre Vancouver, Kickstart, Art s theme Tropical Mosaic
December 2021 New York City, Manhattan, Arts Collective, Pacific Ocean Wave will be shown on an electronic billboard to be auctioned off at $100,000 US Dollars with 800 Artists, guest Artist Banksy, Sky Art.
Awards :Karen Colville has received her certificate of participation award from the Pepney Galley in Ireland for the Secret Garden exhibit. September, October 2021.
June 2021 Monaco
Monaco June 2021, Karen Colville Canadian Artist on invitation by Artquid, exhibited her portrait of Jean Michele Basquiat , in partnership with Metro Expo and 800 other collective international Artists, ave Prince Pierre,.Sur invitation d'Art Quid, Karen Colville a exposé son portrait de Jean Michele Basquiat à l'été de juin 2021 à Monaco avec Metro Expo une exposition internationale avec environ 800 artistes internationaux. The event took place in Monaco June 29th-July 5th,2021.L'événement a eu lieu du 29 juin au 5 juillet 2021
2021 Karen Colville is a new member of the Richmond Arts Coalition BC, Karen has partnered on a Music project with Studio 100 Music and interview to be released in late 2021.
Karen's release Rocking The Blues https://karenc1.bandcamp.com/track/rocking-the-blueshttps://karenc1.bandcamp.com/track/rocking-the-bluesv
Selected artworks for representation with the Pepperdine Gallery.Ireland, Secret garden Exhibit.
2021 is a New Year Coming soon designer Jewelry by Karen Colville, British Columbia-themed jewelry of Vancouver Island, and period pieces of early century Pree Historic art including the Roman Empire in Israel, Ireland.
2021 Karen Colville's International-themed work is published in Push For Change with Ello Magazine. 3 images represented African Women, International Women, with Human Rights.
Karen Colville is also now creating smooth jazz music, Please support her music direct: https://karenc1.bandcamp.com/follow_me Thank You! for your support!
Karen Colville a Canadian Visual Artist and Designer, expresses biodiversity in her work, with a passion for nature and the environment reconnecting neighbors with local ecologies, community with our rainforest, the bounty of bees, butterflies, gardens, and Supernatural scenery. Her appreciation of the beauty of our natural scenery, community gardens to impacting our relationship with the environment. Protecting the Coast and Old Growth Trees.
Karen Colville's bio .
Karen Colville is recognized in Canadian contemporary nature her paintings ,reflect the natural beauty of British Columbia. Visual art,her art captures beauty in natural environments as well as the way her exploration of the relationship between real landscape and abstraction invites her viewers to engage in the moment of human presence and unprocessed environments, both on the emotional aspect and intellectual one.
Aquila Light Pictures Artist Vocalist, Song Composer, creates independent video films in music and experimental short films.
Karen Colville also creates experimental videos and music videos as an independent Artist, Her site on Film Free way is https://filmfreeway.com/KarenColville
she won awards in film festivals first time film maker award,https://vimeo.com/276356276
2019 Music Video Love Againhttps://vimeo.com/279392961
These are some of the awards Karen is awarded including a certificate from NASA for Music Score and Video montages on the subject of Space Travel.
About Aquila Light Pictures
Her business goal is to inspire a healthier lifestyle in communities, by creativity with their surroundings. Her clients and audience are mature people, who appreciate beauty with elegant style and simplicity, luxury is attained with ethical values and fair practices.
Art & Design
Karen's favorite fabrics are plant based, Hemp, Hemp Silk, Linen, Silk, Bamboo, Organic Cotton for home decor, fashion and she uses Eco paints, oil ( non toxic) and limited acrylic in her paintings.The top layers are in oil paint, using natural pigments of the earth.
Paints: Eco Paints and Natural Dyes.
This is where you can find her art, interior design and slow fashion, she also sells her art and designs casual contemporary and luxury clothing with Vida, Zazzle, Red Bubble, Global Multi nationals in the Print on Demand era.
Living Natural, Organic, chemical free and as Sustainable as possible
This consists of Fine Art, Interior Design, Natural Fabrcis
Integrity, Style and Ethical Living ,
https://www.wescover.com/creator/karen-colville-artist-designer Interior Design,Visual Art
Karen is also into ecological slow fashion, she also designs on VIDA
and Red Bubble, website with over 1300 designs contemporary and traditional works, including prints, metal works
Karen Colville's Nature Art Prints are now available at reasonable rates with framing.
Society 6 : https://society6.com/aquilalightpictures
this includes framed works, canvas prints, metal prints
For European Collectors,Prints are available for sale on Art Quid, here is the link to view, there is also a virtual interactive art gallery being built. Here is the link.
Karen Colville is also emerging into designing with Spoon flower: Here is her portfolio with her designs for sale.
To view portfolio samples:
Karen is also now partnered with Zazzle online retail with her shop Aquila Light pictures with an array of products available for sale with Karen's art and contemporary design
to view products and pricing. To order products you must use the Zazzle links on this site, or customize your own using her designs on there.
Karen Colville Contemporary Nature Artist, has over 20 very reasonable priced prints on Society 6 of her nature art, more contemporary art works in the near future,https://www.wescover.com/creator/karen-colville-artist-designer
She also sells small works on EBAY and on Etsy. with Art Auctions, Karen also creates short films for major contract houses on a freelance level.
Art with Community Values:
Karen's places values towards economic empowerment and development in community art is of great relevance to positive social change, having a positive impact, also participates in community arts on social causes and is in support of ability arts with organizations Kick start disability arts, Vancouver in support of artists making a living with a disability. Karen also contributes to EWMA, Atira corporation in the DTES, to economically empower Women entrepreneurs partnered with community Women's groups. Karen has partnered with many community organizations for fund raising for over 10 years.
Karen's art work has Private collectors in upscale homes and offices, she has won awards international, United Kingdom with LUX Live Magazine, Awards in Miami Art Basel, Zurich Art Basel Karen has received public awards for her research on art and the environment with nature a previous Canada Council award , with community cultural arts service awards,The Vancouver Foundation.
Freelance work is with agencies in freelance competitions by invite, her video work includes custom story board work art direction for commercials as Topal France.A contributor to Talent House contest,with contributing to Ello Arts Magazine
Experimental arts short music and natural living videos multi media international film festival awards. Her preferences for contract work, include Architects with custom arts art and design projects to suit their clients needs.
Karen Colville Canadian Contemporary Nature Artist a featured Artist with a 30 page spread and interview the first in the magazine's 40 year History, Land Escape Art. Karen was also in Miami Basel and In Zurich Basel in 2019 Karen has one numerous awards in her community and on an international level, her status is re emerging into the international art scene.