Karen discovered her artistic talents while doodling on her cast after she broke her ankle horseback riding in 2002. She is skilled in the mediums of handpainted silk, watercolour and acrylic.
Karen appreciates the peaceful nature of Vancouver Island and its abundance of birds and flowers. She uses her talent to create heartwarming pieces of imagery.
Karen was born in the city of Calgary amidst the prairies of Alberta.
Karen Nelson is known for her original paintings on the book covers of "Messages of Hope and Healing" and "Make It Happen! Use Your Intuition and Positive Spirals".
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division