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Karen Smith-Tschumy

Westminster, Colorado

Announcement    Thanks for stopping by! I am an artist based in Westminster, Colorado. I often paint on location in the Rocky Mountains and Boulder Foothills. I hope this work will add joy to your home.

I am inspired by the work of so many great painters and most recently have been looking at the late flower paintings of Manet over and over.

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Last updated on Dec 30, 2020

Thanks for stopping by! I am an artist based in Westminster, Colorado. I often paint on location in the Rocky Mountains and Boulder Foothills. I hope this work will add joy to your home.

I am inspired by the work of so many great painters and most recently have been looking at the late flower paintings of Manet over and over.

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Swift, Confident Brush Marks: Art by Karen Smith-Tschumy

Karen Smith-Tschumy is a contemporary still life and landscape painter currently based in Westminster, Colorado. In her artistic practice, Karen paints primarily with oils, building up images that are focused on color and composition, delineating florals, trees, and mountains with swift, confident brush marks.

The works in Karen’s 2020 Flower Series are striking, with bright, simple florals on jewel-toned backgrounds demanding a closer look. I really love the way Karen employs contrast in this series. The pared-down, simple compositions -- bunches of flowers on single-tone, lightly textured backgrounds -- lend the works a sense of focus and strong intention. Many of the works employ a distinct saturated blue as background, which interacts well with whites, pinks, yellows, and greens found in the flowers themselves. Karen’s contemporary landscape paintings remind me a bit of work by Harry Stooshinoff -- in Karen’s series, the Colorado landscape is pared down into distinct planes and shapes, which are then layered together into compositions that provide just enough detail for the viewer to fill in the blanks.

~ Dallas Jeffs
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Karen received her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC and continued her art studies at the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel, Switzerland. In addition, she has studied with Mark Nelson, Scott Conary, Jane Hunt and Jordon Wolfson. She enjoys plein air landscape painting in the Colorado foothills and mountains, as well as still life painting. She brings over twenty years of meditation practice to her observation and representation of nature.

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“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. “ ~ Standing Bear

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